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Short Story: Forever

The following is a short story I wrote a few years ago.  It’s funny revisiting old work, but I think I quite like this one. Short Story: Forever. Advertisements

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Writing Groups and Quick Sketches.

Sketch #1 The cracked paint flakes from the window frame, settling like cigarette ash into a small pile on the sill. The wood is dark with damp, rotted and pitted with woodworm. I can hear the gentle shuffles and coos … Continue reading

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It all Starts With the Beginning.

I had been struggling with the first few lines of my novel for a while.  It’s so important to hit the page with the right tone from the outset, and to draw your readers in, but all I seemed to … Continue reading

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Farrer.

Here is the second of my character introductions for my novel Tidemarks. If you like this then check out my blog for the novel here: http://tidemarksthenovel.wordpress.com   ‘Cheers, Mike,’ Farrer said as he tucked the package into his rucksack.  ‘They’re going … Continue reading

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I Thought I’d Cracked It!

I put the final correction to the last page of my novel, sat back, and sighed a breath of relief.  Finished, I thought. All that was left to do was to enter the corrections into the computer, print out the … Continue reading

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We’re All Just Arseholes!

Sometimes it is easy to forget who we are. I have just moved house.  It’s a stressful experience, but now we’re on the other side of it, it feels good.  But the writing has been interrupted, old routines broken and … Continue reading

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Writing.

Writing is speaking perfectly the second time around. Or maybe third, or fourth, or… hang on, I’m on edit six and it’s still looking far from perfect.  But you know what I mean. It’s strange though, that when I hear … Continue reading

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