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Considering the voices in my head

Considering the voices in my head

Mr Tumnal is the story of  a man who  marries his imaginary friend.  Based on the  dissertation of my friends Kirsty, You Were My Betty is  another crazy idea from the same brain.  Charlotte gets help  with her  dissertation from…

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A writer’s regret

A writer's regret

Being as I am in that awkward space that a writer finds themself in, of having finished writing the one novel but not yet having started the next, my mind is,  as I begin to read and revise   Mr Tumnal,…

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Through the eyes of a writer

Through the eyes of a writer

To round off my Easter weekend Emma and I went for a walk down by the canal in the Spring sunshine. Whilst we were putting out boots on, a car drew up and parked with a cat lounging in the…

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Through the eyes of a writer

To round off my Easter weekend Emma and I went for a walk down by the canal in the Spring sunshine. Whilst we were putting out boots on, a car drew up and parked with a cat lounging in the…

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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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A box full of unfulfilled ideas

Further to Hugo Lindgren’s provocative article in The New York Times, ‘Be Wrong as Fast as You Write’ it got me thinking about writing, and ideas and how one decides which ideas need to be written – or which ideas…

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The next mixed up novel?

I have a weird brain. Who else could have taken my random thought and turned it into a novel about a lonely man who marries his imaginary friend, has an imaginary child, and then they become real? This lunchtime, during…

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The girl in the foyer

A snippet of inspiration can be found in the most ordinary of places… 😉 Aproaching the counter in the crowded foyer, Louis sees the girl behind the counter. He works his way to the front and asks for a CD…

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The Curious Tale of Mr Tumnal…

This will almost certainly be dedicated for Caroline, for mishearing my comment about that autumnal Summer’s day…, for this is how the story that follows started life, a little after 7.30am on the daily drive to work. Over the half…

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