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Sometimes


Sometime you have to write the story to find out where it goes. Advertisements

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Unfinished Tales – Update


Well, that’s it for now. I’ve self-edited 165,000 words which equates to around 70 stories over the past two months. In between I’ve attended my eldest daughter’s graduation ceremonies, ferried all three daughters (and son) about, dealt with the trauma of a pet cat dying (that … Continue reading

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In Memory – Anne Fielding


Yesterday I received the sad news that Anne Fielding had passed away. I knew Anne through Irwell Writers, where she was Secretary. Anne grew up in Scotland. She often wrote about her childhood years, which were during and after the … Continue reading

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Updates on Hasiwriters Anthology


The editing of the Hasiwriters anthology continues apace. I’ve given some thought to the book launch (which is still several months off). A number of options are possible but the most desirable – a local bookshop – is off the … Continue reading

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Feedback


When I pumped out my first printing of Lucky, I held my breath. Lucky is of course a novella plus several short stories; a mix of different styles and content; Space Opera, Realism, Alienation and Horror, all to the tune … Continue reading

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How fast do you write


I record what I write. It’s not easy in the sense that you need to add an extra level of self-oversight. On the other hand, I’m not pushed – I set my own objectives; I write what I want and … 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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Update to: About Blog


I’ve updated details about this blog. It’s now got a bit more of a roadmap.

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Doris Lessing


A quick look around throws up the following: Born 22/10/1919, Kermanshah, Persia (now Iran) Died 17/11/2013, London, UK The Telegraph – Doris Lessing dies aged 94 New York Times – Doris Lessing, Novelist who won 2007 nobel is dead at … Continue reading

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Unfinished Stories


Update as of 03/11/15 —The point about writing groups is writing. Attend them and find topics which interest you, as a writer. An outcome of this is unfinished stories. Those who attend writing groups will know what this means – … Continue reading

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