How to write the perfect haiku

How to write the perfect haiku

Look, I’m no haiku expert, and no doubt many would read my attempts and argue that they’re not in the proper format, but here is my understanding of how Haiku works. Why haiku? You know when you see something that makes you think, ‘Hey, look at that’? And you want to...
Cheers to Dry July

Cheers to Dry July

These days there are a stack of month-based opportunities for fundraising, self-improvement and self-torture. There’s Movember (grow a moustache to raises funds and awareness for men’s health), Buy Nothing New month (in October) and the slightly inane Choctober to...
Can I be fat and happy?

Can I be fat and happy?

Okay, let me start this article by clarifying my fatness situation. I’m no skinny minny wishing I could squeeze from a size 8 into a size 6. I’m a size 14 in some shops, a size 12 or 16 in others. A previous personal trainer told me I had ‘a good shape’. I guess that...
Self-publishing: the true cost

Self-publishing: the true cost

Okay, so the fundraising bit is over. I’ve raised my dosh on Pozible, and now it’s time to actually start the publishing process. I thought I’d share the costs involved to help other potential self-publishers. Self-publishing: the true cost #selfpublishing...