Failing to escape the tyranny of twentieth century thinking – the junk science of psychology

There is a wonderful aphorism credited to Albert Einstein – ‘Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid’. He didn’t necessarily say it, but it’s something he could have said. And it sums up one of… More Failing to escape the tyranny of twentieth century thinking – the junk science of psychology

The most important thing a writer can do is marketing

I often see discussions on blogs or around the social media sphere about writing. Usually it’s on the basis that everybody writes fiction, and ‘writing’ is the part that produces the first draft. Everything after that is ‘editing’. I think writing needs a wider definition than that. It includes all forms of writing, including non-fiction.… More The most important thing a writer can do is marketing

What I’ve learned about human imagination from PokemonGo

The other week the streets around Wellington began filling up with people wandering about staring at their phones. It turned out they were playing PokemonGo, which hadn’t existed the week before but by about Wednesday was being played by at least 29.6 billion people worldwide (I know what I said). I haven’t leaped on the band-wagon… More What I’ve learned about human imagination from PokemonGo