Tag Archives: Aristotle

Dryads gets to draft


Dryads, the last of my Nymph collection, has finally got to draft stage at 33,000 words. For those with a fictional frame of mind, Dryads is set in a place not dissimilar to medieval England – it has a Soke, … Continue reading

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An Office Life 8: Intermission


1) Learning the work. Work is easy – find the pattern and fit in. Do the job better, faster, more effectively and cover all the bases; create space to do more. Everything that goes without saying. There are barriers to … Continue reading

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Kulturá at Kavá 2


[* edited 06/08/2016] To blog or not to blog. I shuck off thoughts of Grant Morrison’s Invisibles (Vertigo Comics) and retellings of The Fisher King. Once more I am at Kulturá at the Kavá in Todmorden. In another life, things … Continue reading

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Writing Theory: Aristotle and Plato’s Contribution


In a few days’ time I get to do a bit of a talk; that is, in the absence of group members (holidays) and given the no show of Bury Borough Council plus writing course, I elected to provide a … Continue reading

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Notes to World Building and Cosmogonies


I’m gonna talk about two things here: Cosmogony and World Creation Cosmogony Any theory concerning the coming into existence (or origin) of either the cosmos (or universe), or the so-called reality of sentient beings. World Creation Essentially a process of defining a sandbox … Continue reading

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This Site: About me + Self-published works


This site… is a casual, and sometimes, not so casual interest in the world and universe about us, us ourselves, history, current affairs, love, sex, and pretty much anything else that pops into my head. I’ve been writing as long … Continue reading

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Isn’t quite what we’re looking for


Your story isn’t quite what we’re looking for right now. Seen that before? Perhaps, if you’re a writer trying to sell your stuff. It’s an ever present reminder that the editor / publisher takes a gamble each time a new … Continue reading

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The Roots of Originality


There is a burgeoning industry of formulaic fiction. Some is easy to pick out; fiction I wrote because I’m a fan and fiction pretty much like another book but just different enough come to mind. With experience you see it … Continue reading

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My Notes on Aristotle’s Poetics


Note; this post is largely superceded; its content is incorporated in Writing Theory which also includes further consideration by Plato on writing. Aristotle – Poetics Penguin Classics 978-0-14-044636-4 £8.99 Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Malcolm Heath Mimesis (imitation) Hamartia … Continue reading

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