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September 2006

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The Curious Tale of Mr Tumnal

Whilst plucking up the courage to read Blood & Fire back from the beginning, I have started work on my new novel, the first ‘prologue’ chapter of which I’ve posted here – hot off the press so to speak. The…

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Wherein I am, for a time, Celine Dion

Our next concert, is themed, intriguingly, Transport of Delight and features music from all the popular, and some not so popular, modes of transport. As transport goes fast (and in the case of a Model T irratic), much of the…

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Reading list…

Anyone interested in words and writing, and creating stories should take a look at the brilliant 2sides2nowhere. Umm… that is all.  

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Five years in the making

Conceived in August 2001. 105,745 words; 385 pages; 250 days in the writing; 5 years in the making. Blood & Fire is finished. I’m pleased, and I’m bereft all at the same time. I want to go back and read…

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I am Hanna, and Fenrir is my book

Hanna steps closer to both of them, holding the alfar sword in both hands. She must kill one of them and be free, but which one? She breathes fast looking from wolf to god; from god to wolf; she lifts…

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Phone an ancestor

aurora_floyd might be interested in this, or at least she will be once they’ve done the whole country and not just London… Me? I’ve always been ex-directory.

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Endgame

And so it came to pass: 103,142 words later I reach the final chapter, but is there still another death.    

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Live music

One of my new neighbours appears to be sitting in the garden playing the Stars Wars theme on their cello…    

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The September geek post

With a little help from camomiletea in the Support Area, I have finally fixed my journal archive so that all the links work. I’ve been meaning to do that for a while now… 😉  

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I don’t like Jaffa cakes anyway!

Not a particularly great day today. A couple of bad YouWriteOn reviews didn’t start the day off too good. This is coupled with general uncertainness about my future once the Validation Tool is fully rolled out (at a yet too…

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Ouch!

Another YouWriteOn review. With reviews like this it’s going to be hard for me to keep my spirits up… The very first line of this story seemed promising. But then I found the next three paragraphs written in a choppy…

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Tap! Is this thing on…

I try to write for myself, and the most part I do, but even so, I thought a few of my recent posts might have made a little bit of noise in the ether. Take this, or this? Maybe this…?…

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Creating things

Today I was emailing back and fourth with Elizabeth Ewing aka. Kerner who works with me, all be it in the Edinburgh office, about this and that (mostly it has to be say the glamness of Bella’s new collar) but…

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A death is near

Slowly Erik draws his weapon and passes it across to Helen. She takes it, and pulls the blade back across her palm, slicing her skin, and watches as blood ebbs out. “Helen no!” Ben leaps forward and pulls the dagger…

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Sparkly Bella

Bella destroyed her collar yesterday and left it for me on the kitchen floor – c/o the pet aisle of the supermarket, she now has this funky silver sparkling number which apparently also keeps any fleas at bay… Sparkly Bella…

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Death and the bifrost

Despite my best efforts, and getting up at a reasonable time both on Saturday and Sunday, it seems thawt I am not going to finish The Novel this weekend. Thawt’s not to say that I am not close. Very close….

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Togetherness

Well it’s been a hard day you know. And at the end of a hard day, there’s nothing better than to curl up on a comfortable sofa with the one you love… Togetherness Originally uploaded by shepline on 9 Sep…

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