The busy person’s guide to preparing for NaNoWriMo

Nanowrimo, for those who are uninitiated, is a hare-brained scheme dreamt up in the land of hare-brained schemes—the US of A— some years ago, with the express purpose of torturing writers. It is now an international phenomenon involving a community of thousands of writers from all corners of the globe attempting to write 50 000 … Continue reading The busy person’s guide to preparing for NaNoWriMo

Book review—Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness, by Kate Cole-Adams

  Text Publishing, 2017, ISBN: 9781925498202 This is the book that I was planning to write, and the book that I could never have written. As an anaesthetist and a writer, I'm fascinated by the subject of consciousness and the concept of how anaesthetic agents work on the brain to alter it. I've even toyed … Continue reading Book review—Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness, by Kate Cole-Adams

What a career in medicine has taught me about giving feedback to fellow writers

Like most writers and wannabes, I have a day job. How else to fund a creative life, unless your name is J.K.Rowling? A day job can give so much to a writer, apart from food on the table and a roof over your head. Mine gives me job satisfaction, social interaction—which, being the introvert I … Continue reading What a career in medicine has taught me about giving feedback to fellow writers