Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Twenty four and counting!!!

I turned twenty four on Sunday. I was going to do this post on EASTER with several photos of my birthday party, but instead i have preferred to reserve them for another post…. I got a lot of amazing gifts, thanks Liz, and the great advice for life thanks to Mr. Japie Uys…… I don't think you realize what you mean to me, not the slightest clue.

Anyway; most of may  have noticed a surge in the number of posts I have made so far this year! It’s just a commitment to blogging, but as well having what to write

Well! I'm now twenty four! *literary…I haven’t felt twenty four yet, maybe I will feel that old, tonight…? I’m planning on having a wonderful year, filled with excitement and adventure, lots of reading ,writing and driving my new wheels!

I wish the same to you all my friends!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Blessed and Happy Easter

A bright wish to share the joy of Easter time with your friends and family.

To write a book in 4 days? Imagine, the book you have been trying to write for months

I liked this movie LIMITLESS in which Bradley Cooper plays Eddie Morra, a burnt-out writer whose life is at a dead-end.

With a writer’s block, can’t even type a word on the white blank screen, can’t afford the rent bills anymore and to make things worse his girlfriend drops him. Did it mean the end of the world to Eddie?

Nope! All of that changes after he gets chance meet his former brother-in-law, whom he had not seen in years. There is a subplot of murder but it over shadowed when Eddie get a pill that enables him to access all of the brain. The pill is an experimental drug called NZT-48.

It was a fascinating movie throughout and I felt this was an original concept.

Monday, 11 April 2011

On writing...

I’m writing a police procedural in the next new chapters—but it doesn’t imply that my book is a thriller. It’s required by the plot ………… I have got it already mapped on paper before I get to phone the local police station. My creative mind wants to write one for the first time as I have never done it before. My debut book didn’t require one, so that’s why I never got to write it. But this time it part of the story….. On the other hand I feel nervy about it.

Why nervy…?

First of all, I have to book an appointment with local police detective, go to the police assuming the appointment is scheduled there and not forgetting the time he/she’s going to spend answering your questions.

I’m sure that will be a lot of WHAT IF questions arising…..did I mention the likes of; (What the Killer turns into a dinosaur when the detective is still on the crime scene……?)

I think it will be fun. Asking the detective all those what if, questions. At some point they’re quite irritating on my side I don’t really like them. But, I can’t avoid them especially when I’m teaching students tend to raise them often in the class.

Hope to write another post after meeting the detective…….

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Oops! ...I Did It Again

I am extremely happy and utterly excited! Huge appreciation to my family, workmates, and friends;

Now, another goal accomplished!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Positive attitudes and thinking

Thoughts have power. As we think, so we become. If we allow negative thoughts to dominate our mind, we will be frustrated, unhappy and lacking in inner peace. If we can stop negative thoughts, we will be able to see the beautiful, even in the mundane; we will be able to attain peace of mind, even in the turmoil of everyday life.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Dubai Writers Meet up

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of being part of the Dubai Writers Group. It was held at Domes Café, and it was interestingly a brilliant Meet Up.

There wasn’t much public speaking on my side; I got to speak to most of the audience one on one, all interesting people. Not very many attended that day as in the earlier meet up’s, but it was pretty cool. I was so grateful to meet them as well listen to their ideas which were fantastic to look at as they passed them around on the piece of a paper for us to vote on the next topic for writing.

After the voting, “The day I was arrested” was announced the winning topic. Congratulations to the owner of that idea although I can’t get to recall his/her name…lol.

Had fun, lots of coffee many thanks to Will, for organizing and volunteering for the Dubai Writers Meet Up.

I didn’t take pictures, but hopefully next time.