Category Archives: Writing

Thoughts about the process of writing.

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


Attending writing groups means many story starts. Over the past two years I’ve been to various groups: Hasiwriters (based in Haslingden Library) Irwell Writers (meet in the Mosses, Bury) Holmfirth Writers (meet in Holmfirth Library) Slaithwaite Writers (meet in Slaithwaite … 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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Web Admin


Another web admin update. With the closure of My Telegraph, my stories are now posted on DeviantArt Added a site for Lucky. Lucky is a work in progress and the pages on this site have also been updated.   Round-up of book … Continue reading

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Latest novel in progress


Goodreads Normally I would post this on my Goodreads account but the site has changed recently and I can no longer log into my account there. Clearing caches hasn’t been successful so this is probably down to functionality changes for Windows 10 (my machine is limited … Continue reading

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ScribbleCon – Todmorden, Yorkshire


I’m almost ready for ScribbleCon which is being held at The Golden Lion, Todmorden on 28/05/2016. There will be comic book stalls and magazine stalls plus talks including: 10am – 11am: Rachael Elwell (Lines Form Spaces) Linocut Print taster workshop … Continue reading

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Creative Writers on My Telegraph


Getting back on track I’m finally getting back on track with my latest fictional foray (Dragonshard) into outer space. It’s a look at what lies between the stars and in this case, I’ve come up with an SF-Horror take. I’d hoped to be able to … Continue reading

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