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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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Climbing through the wardrobe

Climbing through the wardrobe

Today I have had the best afternoon out in Oxford, ever! Emma and I headed into the city this afternoon to go to the excellent and inspiring home of The Story Museum – I think that maybe this place, the…

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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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Whilst I’ve been away…

Whilst I've been away...

As is my way, after a flurry of writing activity is all gone a bit quiet again. In part, that is because I’ve found myself busy doing geeky, all-consuming, submersive webby/journal-style stuff. In this case it has been the process…

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Whilst I’ve been away…

As is my way, after a flurry of writing activity is all gone a bit quiet again. In part, that is because I’ve found myself busy doing geeky, all-consuming, submersive webby/journal-style stuff. In this case it has been the process…

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Always on my mind

I’m enjoying being back with my story. I love it when my characters invade my every waking moment with their stories as they are doing at the moment. Of course it can be a slight problem in that I want…

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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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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 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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Two Lives Intertwined (Inside His Head)

Following on from a successful writing week, I am back to the kind of writing which is more akin to snatching moments. These, most frequently, come at lunch, after the others have left, just finding enough time to get one…

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Making the town you want it to be

Have you ever been walking, cycling, or driving around town wishing that they would do something awesome there, or regretting that that row of streets was ever demolished? Have you ever had ambitious plans that would be so utterly fantastic…

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