I am a writer and one of my proudest moments was when I published my first book, Children of the Flats.
Somehow questions seem to come in streams and this past week the questions people kept asking me over and over again all had to do with advice for freelance writers. It reminded me of the time I started out and did my first freelance writing job. Unfortunately there isn’t a kiosk out there somewhere where one can pay 25c and get some advice for freelance writers. No, I had to learn the hard way.
It happens almost on a daily basis: I open my Facebook and see pictures of abused children or animals. One’s heart breaks for abused children but when their pictures are used to mislead people, it makes my blood boil.
That is why I’m trying to do my own small part in trying to stop child abuse scams.Where do these child abuse scams originate from?
Very few people nowadays don’t know what the…
Being South African, the whole Oscar Pistorius saga gripped me by the heart. It’s hard for me to accept what is happening with him at the moment. Somewhere inside me there is a small part that wishes we can all wake up and it was just a bad dream. But I know it is true: Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar in happier days. Picture from oscarpistorius.co.zaWe cried because we were proud of…