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The other side of the story

The other side of the story

It’s not been a Writing Week per se, but I have been writing this week, and progress has been made to Mr Tumnal 2: The Imaginary Wife. Hero of the first book, Louis Tumnal is yet to make an appearance,…

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Mr Tumnal, Aspergers, and Me

Aspergers syndrome is a condition on the autistic spectrum. People with Aspergers (or aspies) can find it harder to read the signals that most of us take for granted. This means they find it more difficult to communicate and interact…

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Getting back to what matters

Getting back to what matters

When you have been neglecting your work in progress, one of the good things about writing draft one in longhand and being a bit late in the typing of it up, is that getting up to date with the typed…

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Suffolk Stories

Suffolk Stories

We had a bit of a quieter day today, heading off to Snape Maltings mid-morning to see an exhibition by the intriguingly-named Jelly Green; a local artist who usually paints livestock but in this exhibiton was showcasing more landscapes. We…

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Safety in numbers

Safety in numbers

On Friday I headed into London to take part in the Live In London fringe event to the IndieRecon 2015 conference. IndieReCon, now in its third year is a free, online, conference for Indie Authors. I remember chancing on it…

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Writing Week: Day 4

Writing Week: Day 4

The day has been a little more overcast today than it has been, but no less pleasant. I busied myself with jobs this morning, getting the house all cleaned (in the full knowledge that with seven pesky cats, at least…

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Writing Week: Day 3

Writing Week: Day 3

I have certainly picked a good week to have off, with another day of glorious sunshine and outside living, and another day giving my shorts an airing. I didn’t feel like the words have been burning quite as fiercely today…

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Writing Week: Day 2

Writing Week: Day 2

Took myself off on a bike ride today into town to stock up on ink cartridges to fuel my week’s writing and to pick up some more soft fruit and daffodils. I also planted our new plants and dug a…

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Writing Week: Day 1

Writing Week: Day 1

After the Easter Break, my plan was to devote some serious time to my writing. Today is that weird and wonderful day that sits between Easter hols and annual leave – the random extra day that those of us are…

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The beginnings of something new…

The beginnings of something new...

Amanda walked the length of Broad Street with new eyes. She took in every detail; noticing shops and eateries she had not noticed before. […] How she got to and from work was unimportant and no matter how much she…

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Composed on the bus

Disengagement (of the modern world) Scroll down Swipe left Swipe right. Scroll down and back. Missed announcement, Not even a like, or a comment. Friends’ news? Did you really, even read it? Scroll down wry smile if we’re lucky. Most…

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Stories emerging

Stories emerging

I enjoy getting feedback on my stories. My latest 5-star review, solicited from a blogger in return for an honest review, was amazing, and just the latest review which has asked for/expected a sequel. I wonder if this is book…

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Two-Story Thomas†

I’m writing again. This is good, however I’m not writing the right thing. I have Novel #3 underway and its a good novel and every bit as weird and wonky as Mr Tumnal. The thing is the characters from Novel…

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The other side of the story

The other side of the story

Ever since I finished writing Mr Tumnal I’ve found myself missing my small cast of characters. I’m in the middle of a short story involving the character of my Sarah set in the cold, dark, winter. Today, on the final…

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