• Telling Your Story

    What Makes a Good Story?

    One of my most vivid childhood recollections is listening to the ABC radio. They had weekly readings of stories that were read by a man with a rich baritone voice in an English accent. How could you not be mesmerised? And the story that I remember most vividly is, Watership Down by Richard Adams. I can remember sitting outside in the sun with the radio balanced on a fallen log, my mother in the distant garden, my ear almost glued to the speaker, the reader’s voice oozing out of the radio like pure treacle. From then on my love for the written word was deeply ingrained. The combination of the wonderful reading…

  • Telling Your Story

    Do You Need To Reboot?

    Many of my friends are writers or artists and many of them are introverts. I’ve often wondered if it is a prerequisite to be introverted in order to be creative, but I haven’t done enough study of this to know the answer. Being an introvert can be tiring. While being social and hanging out with other people can actually fuel extroverts, it’s the opposite for introverts. Because introverts spend so much time in their head, being social and engaging in small talk can be overwhelming and they need time alone to recharge. I don’t think that I’m a true introvert. I’m more of an ambivert – somewhere in the middle.…