Category Archives: My Ideas

Generalisations and stereotypes

I try not generalise or subscribe to stereotypes. Once you’ve subscribed to a certain stereotype it’s very difficult to see the exceptions to that perceived rule, and incredibly difficult for others to challenge your perception of that rule. Some stereotypes can be harmless, some people do embody a stereotype regardless of whether they are the …

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I will ride with you.

*updated* Okay, so I’m going to jump on a bandwagon for a moment. Actually, I’m going to stay on this bandwagon. Anyone in Australia – and some overseas – will know about the Sydney Siege that is happening right now and has been happening for nearly 13 hours. A gunman has people held hostage in …

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Suffering in silence

Telling some who is highly sensitive to harden up and stop taking things personally is like telling someone with anxiety to relax and stop worrying. Or telling someone with depression that their life isn’t so bad and to cheer up. Or telling someone who is suicidal that they are selfish and have plenty to live …

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My taboo – my writer’s block

It has been a little while since my last post – I had told myself I’d write something every day or two, but alas time gets away from me. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. I say “I’ve been busy this weekend, so I haven’t really had a chance to sit down and …

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“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

For better or for worse, I do whole-heartedly concur. For better or for worse, I do whole-heartedly concur.View original post

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Fighting for Mother Nature

Rain. Storms. Nature. I was told by my English teacher in grade nine that my story needed more external mood indicators. My sad scene needed rain, and my scary scene needed a lightning storm. I subscribed to this notion too easily. Maybe some writer from way back decided that rain would be a sad trope …

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The Cardigan Persuasion

Have you ever stopped and looked? At the world, at your life, at yourself? You should stop every now and then. You might see something worth looking at.

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