FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(With Sally’s Answers)
I also get fresh ideas delivered daily to my doorstep in the Karoo.
And I travel yearly to camp for some months in the wilderness. It is on expeditions here (in dark caves, along dry river beds, and into my own mind) that I usually find the wildest and deepest ideas.
At some point I enter into the mosaic, and journey in that other place.
I was lucky enough to meet him. I fell deeply and permanently in love. He reciprocated with the careless passion of a wild cat.
The owner of the farm kindly gave me permission to post my pictures, but does not want any publicity or visitors. Please respect this.
I have not yet found the words to adequately describe my experiences with this leopard, but I can share some photographs. (See albums under ‘Adventures’ on the ‘Pictures’ page of this website.)
Please note that leopard cuddling is a dangerous activity. Also, many of the commercial ‘petting zoos’ are dodgy and involve cruelty to animals. Look into them carefully before giving them your patronage.
Will you run writing workshops, listen to my story ideas, give me feedback on my manuscript, talk at my book club, and advise me on how to find an agent and publisher?
Some teachings I found useful include: Artists and Writer’s Yearbook (book and website); On Writing by Stephen King; Solutions for Writers by Sol Stein; and Gotham Writers’ Workshop’s online course on mystery writing.
I also advise patience, dedication, and finding a way to develop a thick skin, while keeping a tender heart.
I would like my words to have an effect like that on someone, sometime.
A more prosaic aim (but one as unlikely) is to become – through my writing – the best version of myself, and to allow others to do the same.