Category Archives: Writing

Thoughts about the process of writing.

Phew!!


Have to blog this. Writing means not just having the correct form of words, but capturing the essence of a thought. The way it comes out is the form. Going back to 06/09/2016, we were in the middle of preparing to … Continue reading

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Process Mapping and Things


A long awaited piece of work – process mapping for a high street name – is close. While I’ve been plotting that into my diary, my middle daughter has finally, at the age of 20, cut the apron strings to … Continue reading

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Billion Year Spree – further thoughts


Just finished The Neried. About myths, legends and homelessness; set in Blackpool. My next piece is proper SF Core. Set in the core of the Milky Way, in the Galactic Bar. Explores the issues of lots of aliens living together … Continue reading

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Back Catalogue


It’s time to go through stuff. I’ve shedloads, literally: comics, SF paperbacks, & Fantasy, Penguin Classics, PC Games (in their boxes) etc. This time it’s my back catalogue.

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The Last Library


Finally coming to the end of this. Back in December 2016 I expected it to max out at about 6k words; it’s now over 20k. Phew. It concerns a wannabe librarian, fallen angels, civilisation forced to live by the rules … Continue reading

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Young Adult Novel


Am Writing Following the Burnley Literary Festival I got an idea for a young adult fantasy novel. YA is something I’ve not really tried and my experience of reading that is years past – so why not? I started just over a week … Continue reading

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Writing Groups near Burnley


Over the past two years I’ve been to various writing groups: Hasiwriters (based in Haslingden Library) Irwell Writers (meet in the Mosses, Bury) Holmfirth Writers (meet in Holmfirth Library) Slaithwaite Writers (meet in Slaithwaite Library) Drop-in Writing Workshop (meet in Brewed … Continue reading

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Burnley Literary Festival – day three – The Faerie Chronicles


Life never runs smooth … as the pet cat of my middle daughter, Streisand, has been diagnosed with a life threatening disorder which means he can’t toilet properly. His body is shutting down at barely two years old. This small … Continue reading

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Burnley Literary Festival – Day Two


This Sunday …like every Sunday was family visits day. What makes it different is it’s Jen’s birthday. It’s going to be a cooking and meals with the children day. I walked the dogs and followed this up with a two … Continue reading

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Burnley Literary Festival – Day One


Saturday, 29th October 2016 is day one of Burnley Literary Festival. Burnley is six miles away and earlier today I went to see how things were getting started. Event 1 Sheena Byrom – midwife My first port of call was … Continue reading

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