There’s a book in everyone, so the saying goes. And in some there are more than one – think of all the Jodi Picoult and Nora Roberts, John Grisham and Cathy Kelly novels out there, for example.
Whether you have one or many, the point here is that you’re never too young to write a book. This has been proved by a talented writer under the age of 10.
It’s often said that owning a website is like having your own piece of online real estate. Who wouldn’t want that? A no-brainer. But statistics show that many small business owners are not there yet or have little or no intention of getting there. And that’s not wise. If you’re in business at all you need a website.
At a United Nations gender equality conference last week, one of the speakers who was trying to break through the gender disparity in our society used the phrase “bread and circuses” quite a lot. I’m not sure if her usage was correct, but there it was.
With the latest unemployment figures in South Africa at 29%, here’s a quick run down of some of the work-related idioms and how to use them.
Learn the Ropes
Meaning: Become more familiar with a job or field; be trained
Example: John takes about three months to learn the ropes and then finds that he is bored.
Get the Sack/ Be Sacked
This week while sipping on a warm Coke Zero at lunch with a friend, we began to discuss the wonders of Greece. She reminded me of the fable of Icarus.
Icarus had wings fashioned out of feathers and wax to assist his escape from the prison where he and his father were captive.
By all accounts the gig economy takes off, but fears of AI replace the good ol’ human remain. And here’s a dog to help things along.
“This robot delivery dog will hitch a ride in a driverless car to deliver your packages.” https://www.verdict.co.uk/robot-delivery-dog-continental/
Two things struck me:
- The reality of AI and the number of jobs that are lost to mechanisation and 2. my mind travelled back to the article I read this morning about the 10 000 jobs lost in newsrooms over the past 10 years
- For us as writers it only means one thing – we have to be more and more creative and put our minds to writing content – that not just sells but sizzles and stirs mouth-watering responses.
Hire me. I’m your gal …(sorry it’s about dogs again)