G’day word nerds, and welcome to Wordsmith Lane, a blog about the written word in all its glory. Wordsmith Lane will be launching this July, so stay tuned for some interviews with great writers, book reviews, lessons on getting into the writing world, and all the latest news concerning the written word. And if you like to get a little bit personal (this is a blog after all) follow my very own writer’s journey complete with its successes and stumbling blocks in Blogger’s Desk , which features a whole load of my random wordsmith musings, based on my loves, hates and constant thoughts, purchases and opinions.
Until then, I’ll leave you with a little tale of how Wordsmith Lane came to be:
Once upon a time, there was a part-time journalist who loved cake, girly things, and Lois Lane. She had a tumultuous love story with a superman of her very own, and although he preferred to be Batman, she didn’t care (after all, a super hero was still a super hero) and she still hoped for the day when they could cement their relationship in the Chapel of Love (and Christ).
When they finally made headway with all their dramas (and let’s not lie – her daddy), crossing the rocky patches of ground that had plagued them for years and landing in the beautiful pastures of relationship bliss, she stopped indulging in shoes, bags and glossy mags and forfeited her passion to write — taking on a non-journalistic job that helped her save her pennies for the home that they would one day make their own.
But the wicked witch of the recession intervened, and before she knew it, the little miss was out of a job, and a long way away from her home sweet home. And with her Kryptonian/Gothamian superhero ridding the streets of crime as a cop on a salary the state government ought to be ashamed of, she had to say bye-bye to her white-picket-fence dream.
With a lot of time on her hands and no glossy mags to entertain her, the little miss thought about how she could get back into the writing game she loved, creating a little place where she can publish the thoughts, questions and tidbits she couldn’t publish anywhere else. And although she knew that her comic book heroine would never lose her job at the Daily Planet (if only because the baddies in the comic books are always robbers and murderers and never things like recessions), she figured she could use a little bloggy love, and the idea for wordsmith lane was born.
With a wee bit of journalistic charm and a whole lot of tidbits for a life of words, words and beautiful words, Wordsmith Lane was not going to only honour her love for the best investigative journalist who ever lived fictionally, but try to help other aspiring writers get in on the game.
So with her thinking cap on and a pencil in her mousy hair, she started writing her way through her own writing dream, and the writing paths of many others, hoping you love it, spread the word, and assist her on her little journey from the rocky patches of unemployment to the beautiful pastures of writing full-time.
A bit of a gamble, a little bit of hard work, and a whole lot of fun later, this is her experiment. Drop her a line and let her know what you love, loathe and need to see more of. After all, she’d love to serve it up on a platter all nice and ready for you, but when you’re too busy nailing some copy (and chasing your man of steel), reading minds is a whole other story. And one she probably won’t be writing about any time soon.