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Dreaming Red

I haven’t had as many story dreams in recent times as I used to – historically some of my most creative stories from dreams and sometimes from my serial dreams. Last night I had a brilliant dream, the prospect of…

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Reimagining the real


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Jericho, Oxford is a bohemian neighbourhood. It’s sought after and desirable for its community, attractiveness, and appeal, but when it features in Mr Tumnal Jericho is not quite bohemian enough. I’ve got to a part in the story when Kathryn…

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Facilitation of the creative muse

There’s a stereotypical image of the struggling writer, drinking and writing in his garret flat. I’ve never been that stereotype, however I have found that on occasion a drink would seem to aid the process of creativity. On my first…

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Friends, Snow and Creativity

Not that it is over yet – I am about to embark on some more drawing/illustrating – but this weekend has been, if very, very cold, very enjoyable too. Yesterday, Ros and Nick came over for the afternoon with James…

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The Magic of Weddings

I’ve had a very nice evening, helping to celebrate Claire and Neil’s wedding. We arrived in Abingdon about 7 o’clock for the evening part of the reception and Claire, looking beautiful in her wedding dress, leapt up to greet us…

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Displaced

Thomas is physically at work in Oxford, but is mentally in Louis Tumnal’s house in Wren Hoe (a university town on the edge of the Cotswolds)…

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Binding the Pages

Thursday 23 July at 13:27 • Further to my earlier post, it feels good to be bookbinding again. Not that this quite like any other. Having assembled into order all the sections and worked out just how I am going…

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Assembling the Book

I’ve sat down to face a stack of paper, and to assemble it into some kind of book. Of course this is to be not just any book but a limited edition 74 page book containing the entire wedding playlist…

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Candles, fairy lights, and creativity

Emma got called out in the afternoon, so I settled back to watch the Ladies final (it being too damn hot to do anything in the garden) whilst getting creative on his laptop. Following the rather predicable result, I continued…

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Time to Friend the Theatre

Last week I wrote about the threat to Creation Theatre Company. I don’t know why it took me so long but I have now paid up and become a friend, I may yet contribute more. It seems so that they…

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Am I weird?

So it’s grey, and cold, and dark and miserable? So why is that I find myself inspired with creativity? I’m fired with so many images and ideas for my novel it’s untrue. Am I so very weird for loving this…

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Dark and inspirational

Yught! I woke the sound of rain – heavy rain, and decided, considering the forecast to ditch my normal, trust two wheels and bus it from the park & ride. I think I’ve made the right decision. We’re sinking into…

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Sunday Creativity

After the rain, a mostly sunny day, it has been blustery and ‘rain-threatening’. Getting the call early on, that the outdoor concert this afternoon with Abingdon Concert Band was cancelled due to a sodden and sinking park, I was able…

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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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Who-da-thought-it?

Top of the Pops my artistic savour? It’s kind of embarrassing to admit it. My point though? Right now, I don’t care. I’m writing again. I don’t know how long for, but something – some words – are coming.  …

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zine-ing, no I haven’t forgotten


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I’ve now printed a load of copies of my 48-hour zine, Passport of Words, and just have to assemble them and post them off – hopefully tomorrow. The page alignment is going to be a wee bit off, but that’s…

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