Month: June 2017

Chris Lovejoy

I recently attended a ‘speed poetry’ class where we were given different instructions (e.g. look at a photo/object and write about it) and then had a 5 minute time limit to write our poem. Below is a poem that I wrote when asked to think of an object in the room and write about what…

Chris Lovejoy

One sentence summary A heart-warming account of the human experiences associated with writing, scattered with practical advice as well as humorous and relatable anecdotes.   Some key ideas Author’s brother, at age 10, was writing a report about birds for 3 months. The day before it was due he hadn’t started, immobilised by the size…

Chris Lovejoy

The life of an idea conforms to the rules of evolution. If you put a number of ideas in someone’s brain, they can combine and produce completely new and unique ideas – a process that has oft been compared to sexual reproduction. My current approach to life is to continually expose myself to new ideas…