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This week I have been mostly … writing.

Posted July 7, 2018 and visited 1977 times, 5 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 2017 times, 4 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 1959 times, 6 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 2049 times, 5 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 1771 times, 3 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 877 times, 1 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 985 times, 1 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 800 times, 1 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 835 times, 2 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 917 times, 3 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 […]