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This week I have been mostly … writing.

Posted July 7, 2018 and visited 3907 times, 17 so far today

A while ago you may remember I talked about an anthology I was involved in called Christmas Lites. The deadline for the next one is looming for August and I want to write something bespoke for this year’s. I sat down to try and do something on 27th June and this last Thursday, I finished the result. Except the maximum […]

Uh oh. I think the chaos fairies are back …

Posted June 23, 2018 and visited 3918 times, 15 so far today

Blimey, it’s been all go this week. Last night McCat caught sight of another cat in the garden and went nuts, I was alerted by the sound of a plant being knocked from a windowsill. Things went downhill from there, with McCat moving to the cat flap. He smashed it two weeks ago trying to get at this […]

Read any good books lately?

Posted June 9, 2018 and visited 3707 times, 21 so far today

A good book and a giveaway of free short stories.

What I know now, that I wish I knew then …

Posted June 2, 2018 and visited 3774 times, 15 so far today

Back on topic this week, I was asked for some advice by a writer who is just starting work on her first book. Even though she appears to be of sound mind, she was dead chuffed with what I wrote and asked if I’d share it on my blog so she could send people to the post. As […]

And on the up side …

Posted May 26, 2018 and visited 3241 times, 11 so far today

Good news about Dad and one of his favourite jokes.

How a battery charger saved my bacon …

Posted May 12, 2018 and visited 1238 times, 4 so far today

…And the danger of over confidence when coupled with good intentions. This week, I was going to talk a little more about happiness being a state of mind, but I only have a few minutes to do this in so it’s more of a dump it and leg it! It’s been a busy week with a bank holiday at the beginning, a weekend away […]

Chin up lass

Posted May 5, 2018 and visited 1428 times, 3 so far today

There is a popular trope that being happy is just a state of mind. It’s a little more complicated than that, I suspect but I think there is something in the idea that trying to cultivate a positivity of outlook can help. For me it’s definitely about noticing things. Noticing the smell of hyacinths from the flower bed beside our back […]

Gumbification is the name of the game: the capriciousness of science, things and me.

Posted April 14, 2018 and visited 1152 times, 4 so far today

Yes, I have been on holiday! Woot. Apologies for my absence last week. Though on holiday I was writing and meant to sort out a blog post while the others were skiing but I got too into what I was doing and dismally failed to leave enough time. Which reminds me the final score for that week’s writing was 7,570. […]

Pussy Galore’s Younger Sister …

Posted March 31, 2018 and visited 1130 times, 6 so far today

Yes, that’s right, Bargains Galore! Oh ho ho ho, that was in aid of give a crap joke a home week. Once again, through the wonders of modern science I am speaking to you in my absence, this is getting to be a habit. Sorry about that, but what better day for me to post than on April Fool’s […]

Real Life is underrated. Using mundane events to fuel your writing mojo.

Posted March 24, 2018 and visited 1302 times, 5 so far today

I’m not here this week, so by the wonders of technology, I am going to post to my blog and give a talk at the same time. So without more ado, here’s a piece outlining my theories about pimping your world to add realism to your writing. _______________________________________________ Pimp your world! Real life can feel like an unwelcome […]