A Profound Look Back at the Week: April 12-18

In this week’s edition of the PLBW we’ve got a coupe of amazing discoveries, a fashion statement, and a rant about the universe’s clearly stubborn decision to not let me have homegrown cherry tomatoes. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: April 12-18

Work, work, work

I recently read Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix, who is now officially my new favourite writer and one of the many great things about this shamefully short novel was how he had incorporated one of the most notorious evil slogans in human history into his story. The slogan was Work shall set you free and I don’t need to tell you why it’s as notorious as it is. Continue reading Work, work, work

A Profound Look Back at the Week: April 5-11

It has been quite a busy week and not just with walking the cat on a leash because this is how he gets his fresh air now, since he can’t be trusted with complete freedom yet. This will change in June but for now, it’s walks on a leash, like some sub-cat life form. What goes around comes around. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: April 5-11

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 29-April 4

When we packed up to come to the country I looked forward to two weeks of fresh-air, close-to-nature bliss. Could I have been any more wrong? Possibly, if we had two cats instead of one. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 29-April 4

Lessons from a Megasoap

With all the nostalgia about the 80s around, it would have been a miracle if I hadn’t got infected. Far from thinking the 80s were the best decade in history ever, I did spend some of my formative years in it and while I couldn’t care less about the return of the 80s style (please don’t bring back shoulder pads, please), I have been feeling an itch to return to a digital-free past. Obviously, there was only one thing I could do: binge on Dallas. Continue reading Lessons from a Megasoap

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 22-28

We can’t catch a break, can we? Pandemics, economic tremors and now a stuck container ship. But I have to admit I found this latest crisis amusing. That’s the kind of person the pandemic’s made me. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 22-28

One-Style-Fits-All: The Worst Advice Ever

I sent a query the other day and got quickly rejected because the size of my book exceeded their maximum. In addition to this perfectly sense-making reason I also got a list of writing tips to improve my writing. It made me feel extremely bad for about a second. Continue reading One-Style-Fits-All: The Worst Advice Ever