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The Sweet Art Of Taking Criticism – Learning To Roll With The Punches

When I was in the second form (what is now year 8 in English schools), my English master, Mr Doubleday*, asked us to start writing a book. That was the gist of his challenge though how he set it up … Continue reading

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Quantum Writing – The Physics Of Stories #poem #poetry

I sit at my table, solid, present. It’s very existence comforts. I tap it; my knuckles resonate with it. I push it; my fingers bend against it, Defeated by its inertia. My laptop sits snug on the supportive surface, Stolidly … Continue reading

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The Writing Is On…

It’s rare that I write anything by hand these days, at least not so as it matters. I had to write a cheque which is in itself a rare treat. But it had to be readable to serve its purpose … Continue reading

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Story Chat #support

Do you write short fiction? Do you crave feedback and an understanding of how you are doing? Well, I do and I was lucky enough to come across Marsha Ingrao’s Story Chat. The premise is simple enough: write a story … Continue reading

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Musings From The Kitchen #prompt #shortfiction

Diana Peach at Myths Of The Mirror has prompted us to write about our muse. But what if… It had been a heck of a day. So many interruptions, but finally I’d settled down to write. That’s when the door … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Creative Writing Courses

As part of my launch of my latest book, a small volume of poetry called The Sincerest Form Of Poetry, I’ve been making myself a nuisance across various blogs. In one exchange I read a comment by Pam of Rough … Continue reading

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A Spring… #garden #colour#selfisolation

This whole living indoors shtick was never going to work for me, given my rather lovely plot so a lot of time has been allocated to making the garden the best it can be. So here are some March images… … Continue reading

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That Knock #carrotranch #99words

Jem hated his left foot. Clubbed, they called it. ‘It’s okay, son,’ they said. ‘You’re useful. Post has got to be delivered.’ He’d got at white feather, too, from the woman he’d given the telegram to. ‘We’re sorry to inform … Continue reading

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The History Of Fairy Tales

Fairy tales often stem from real life. Jack and his bean stalk, for instance, has its roots in the battle between Prince Savipattugak and his brother, Giantanaparan.  ‘Gak’ raised an army to defeat Giantanaparan’s forces but the cost was borne … Continue reading

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Life in a Conversation And A Bit About Me

I have revealed a bit about what makes me write over at PJ’s blog. You might like to visit and see if it resonates. Oh, and I have a book coming out. Didn’t I say? via Life in a Conversation

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