Monthly Archive: April 2017

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Books bring (some) people together

Seems a bit obvious now that I’ve written it. Reading a book is an encounter between an author and a reader. Sometimes the author is conscious of the message they want the reader to...

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Big Words

I couldn’t resist collecting these big words – I’m not sure how often I’m likely to come across them in the future and I don’t think I came across them before these tweets popped...

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Leslie Tate interviews

Leslie Tate, author of Heaven’s Rage published by TSL, publishes a weekly interview with someone in the creative field. My plan had been to link to my favourite Leslie Tate interviews, but Leslie’s interests...

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Short Story Preview: Sangria

Roger always hated Saturday afternoons. ‘Why?’ I asked him. ‘Why Saturday afternoons?’ ‘Nowt to do.’ ‘What about your girlfriend?’ ‘What about her?’ ‘Can’t ya spend some time with her?’ ‘Maureen watches football, Saturdays.’ ‘Right.’...

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POETS Day – Mark Brookes

POETS Day is defintely not play for the light-hearted or if you are wanting a good time out. I realised this quite quickly whilst working on the script for publication. And this was reinforced...

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Advice for writers

Mark Twain reminds writers to proof, proof and proof again… and then again… Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. Write about only three things: what you...

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Luke

Luke Skywalker in Star Wars is probably one of the most famous Lukes around. Another being the disciple Luke who wrote the Bible Gospel. It’s a name derived from the Greek referring to a...

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Inspired reading

If you had to choose between learning to read and learning to speak, you would have a better life reading (the greatest means of listening). — J. D. Landis (@J_D_Landis) 29 December 2016 There...