Wendy ’s Writing

I was born with a pen in my hand and have always loved to write receiving lavish praise at various times from teachers for my imaginative stories .I have worked professionally as a writer in a variety of different capacities over the years .

In my naïve and clueless days  when I was looking for writing work  in Sydney I once rocked up to a heavy industry press agency in Sydney with my handwritten portfolio of fairy stories .

The managing director Peter sat with his feet on his desk scrolling through my work  chuckling in great amusement no doubt at my naiveite and chutzpah  but as luck  or serendipity would have it he happened to have a very quirky and whimsical side to him and out the back of his agency he had a model train layout  to play with as a stress reducer  .He was a railway modeller who also produced his own railway modelling magazine and he commissioned me on the spot to write an article about what motivates and calls people to the hobby .I had to traipse all over Sydney NSW interviewing railway modellers

Peter airily  waved his hand telling me to take as long as I liked This was such a generous gesture from him which I took quite literally .I can tell you that having to listen to hours of transcripts of blokes waxing lyrical about the intrinsic benefits of fiddling with their choo choos in order to write my article took quite some time and eventually I presented Peter with a finished article Zen and the Art of Miniature  Railway modelling and an  invoice for 55 hours. At 50 dollars per hour .You do the math.That was a good gig for me.

Why do I write ? I love the ‘Rocky’ Movies I came late to them in life infinitely too sophisticated and artsy to have anytime for blokes punching  each other in the face in my younger days .Istill don’t  get the appeal of  all the hitting but  good on Sylvester Stallone for making a string of movies which continue even years later to inspire and motivate people of all ages to live large and go for their dreams .

The movies are full of good  motivational one liners. Theres a line there in one of the later movies  that one of Rockys confidants a woman tells him when trying to encourage him to follow his passion .She says to him quite simply .A fighter fights hey?

Similarly for writing quit simply a writer writes .You write because you have to .It is a facility a  gift ,a vocation, a passion ,a pleasure and a joy and a means by which to communicate and share your best thoughts and ideas with others

The managing director Peter sat with his feet on his desk scrolling through my work chuckling in great amusement no doubt at my naiveite and chutzpah but as luck or serendipity would have it he happened to have a very quirky and whimsical side to him and out the back of his agency he had a model train layout to play with as a stress reducer .He was a railway modeller who also produced his own railway modelling magazine and he commissioned me on the spot to write an article about what motivates and calls people to the hobby .I had to traipse all over Sydney NSW interviewing railway modellers

In commisionng the task Peter airily waved his hand telling me to take as long as I liked This was such a generous gesture from him which I took quite literally .I can tell you that having to listen to hours of transcripts of blokes waxing lyrical about the intrinsic benefits of fiddling with their choo choos in order to write my article took quite some time and eventually I presented Peter with a finished article Zen and the Art of Miniature Railway modelling and an invoice for 55 hours. Peter gagged a bit at the price but that was a good gig for me.

Why do I write ? I love the ‘Rocky’ Movies. I came late to them in life infinitely too sophisticated and artsy to have any time for blokes punching each other in the face in my younger days .I still don’t get the appeal of all the punching and being knocked around but good on Sylvester Stallone for making a string of movies which continue even years later to inspire and motivate people of all ages to live large and go for their dreams .

Theres a line there in one of the later movies that one of Rockys confidants a woman tells him when trying to encourage him to follow his passion .She says to him quite simply .A fighter fights !

Similarly when it comes to writing a writer writes .You write because you have to .It is a facility a gift ,a vocation, a passion ,a pleasure and a joy and a means by which to communicate and share your best thoughts and ideas with others

When the writing goes well its like balancing up on the highwire and the pleasure of selecting just the right word with exactly the right nuance and texture and colour for your purposes is like the pleasure of carefully selecting a delectable candy from a chocolate box .You taste the words you savour them and feel them and try them out for size in your mind Are they a good fit for what you are writing? Is there something that says what you want to say better? it’s a wholly indulgent thrilling sensual pleasure for a writer when the writing goes well.

As well as writing for myself  to bear witness and celebrate  and share with others the joys and mysteries and challenges and discoveries of life I have  also worked  in a professional capacity to assist others writing across a spectrum of different genres .  I have my academia webpage where as a former creative arts primary teacher  I shared resources for teaching creative arts in the primary classroom which  had worked for me in a global forum which still gets regular traffic from all over the world    I have  interviewed and written profiles on celebrities ,worked as freelance journalist for a variety of magazines , worked as a freelance editor for other writers ,received funding from the Australian Film Commission   to develop a children’s film treatment  have had one children’s book published called  A Star is Born by Star Lazer Press and have several other childrens book projects under development as well.

I also can be commissioned to  provide professional writing services to business organizations and individuals as is outlined in detail . If you would like my professional asssistance with  your business or personal writing project needs  please see my  Writing Services Page for more details or contact me on lightaction888@gmail.com   to discuss your project .

My personal writings which might start out as blogs  are usually worked on  until they become stories and depending on the  nature of the subject matter  they are concerned with they may be transferred to other categories  on my site 

There are also articles in the articles section which have a wider application  pertinent to  societal and global issues and concerns and    things which I really care and feel passionate about in my articles section  If there is some uplifting positive  dimension to what I write which seems to just flow with which to inspire and encourage others  then so much better and so much more the joy and fulfillment  for me in the undertakings

The stories contained here are arranged in chronological order and document some of adventures and misadventures in love and life .I hope if nothing else my readers might enjoy a good old fashioned belly laugh about my adventures and misadventures in love .Believe me when I tell you the truth about life is definitely stranger than fiction One particular love story is couched as a fairy tale simply because theres no other way I could ever  explain and tell it……

Chronologically uploaded these stories represent a progression of high points of personal experiences milestones and rites of passage in my own life up to the present day .The latter stories  in line with my own journey which has been  definately a road less travelled are decidedly more  spiritually preoccupied

So then  read ,enjoy and if you’d like to share your thoughts with me  in the comments space at the end of the article that would be great to hear from you .

Thankyou

Wendy Buss

P.S.

Later I will add a tab and a place for my childrens books currently under development with excerpts and links to purchase as E books and  print copies

Also if you happen to be a teacher looking for inspirational educational resources for teaching creative arts in you primary classroom do have a look at my academia site http://independent.academia.edu/wendybuss  for many resources I have made freely available there