Tagged: writing

Zagreb, Croatia’s capital

We loved our stay last year in Croatia. Here’s my latest travel article on the first part of the trip, most photos by David van Wijk: https://www.travioor.com/articles/what-to-do-in-zagreb-48-hours-in-croatia-s-capital. Great tips for a 48-hour stay!

Review: Fates and Furies

He longed for something wordless and potent: what? To wear her. He imagined living in her warmth forever.” – Lauren Groff Every now and again you get a book that is so delicious, you almost wish you could eat the words in it. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff is such...

Brain Games (II)

Following on from last week’s review of The Mind Club comes a non-fiction book by Henry Marsh. If ever you’ve wondered what it might be like to slice through a brain to save someone’s life, or wondered what a career as a brain surgeon is truly like, then Do No...

Paula Marais book review

Brain Games (I)

There are two kinds of perceived minds, each with its own type of morality – thinking doers and vulnerable feelers.”  (Wegner and Gray) I’ve been reading, rather coincidentally about both the physical brain and the thoughts, dreams and actions that result from it. Many talk about the difficulty of coming...

Becoming less of a Twitter twit

Last week was one of my sharpest learning curves from a work perspective for a very long time. I have written and edited for years, but social media (apart from the obligatory and easily mastered Facebook post) has always been a bit of a terrifying zone for me. But my...

Therapeutic literature

If I write something, I fear it will happen, and if I love too much, I fear I will lose that person; nevertheless, I cannot stop writing or loving…” Isabel Allende, Paula When my grandmother was dying, I spoke to her from a pay phone somewhere along the Australian coast,...

Wild settings and how to create them

I’m currently listening on Audible to a book called Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets. It is told from the perspectives of two characters Pru Hathaway and Amy Ray Latour and the novel is set in the Colorado Wilderness. Amy Ray disappears while going on an elk hunt on her...

Dinosaur dreams

This week my son, the budding paleontologist and general animal nut, has me drawing him pages and pages of dinosaurs. So far, we’re on the 10th page (and about the 200th dinosaur) and these creatures have crept into my dreams. They don’t do very much in them, but I know...