Monthly Archives: January 2013

It’s only just out of reach, down the block on a beach

I do love a bit of West Side Story. Watching it, singing it, obsessing over the whole Natalie Wood mystery, that kind of thing. But waking up with Something’s Coming playing over and over in my brain must be a … Continue reading

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Diary of a Journal Sanitiser

Some interesting news – short listed again for Writer’s Forum magazine. Two months in a row? That’s got to be progress. Both the shortlisted pieces were works I completed when I was in Spain. That correlation is enough, I need … Continue reading

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If a job’s worth doing….

I’m wondering how many posts I can start with a proverb. Proverbs are shit, but all’s fish that comes the net. Anyway, following an unexpectedly social weekend, I can report that very little writing has been done in the past … Continue reading

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Plan your work, then work your plan

Much as I hate axioms and idioms and I think it’s fair to say that this one is probably somewhat helpful and at least does exactly what it says on the tin. Unlike that one, because there is no tin. … Continue reading

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Oh. He’s THAT kind of person…

Last night’s novel writing class focused on developing characterisation in our work and the importance of really knowing who we’re writing about. I have to say that, thinking about my novel, I have very little idea who exactly my main … Continue reading

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If I could turn back time. If I could find a way.

READ-WRITE-SHARE I’ve not really written much for the last two days and writing news has been slow and sporadic. I have, however, had two stories longlisted in Flash 500 yesterday – should know if they progress any further by mid … Continue reading

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Every day I hear a different story…

While researching a piece for the Writers & Artists Yearbook I’ve been looking at the theme of Freedom. There is, of course, freedom of speech, free will, rights, liberation and lots of other very worthy areas to look at but … Continue reading

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