I like to think I’m a fairly easy going sort of chap but there are some things in life I hate so much it almost drives me to physical violence. If we take it as read I hate the usual thing that any self-respecting liberal does like racism intolerance, homophobia etc. here is my list […]
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I have either finished the first draft of part one of my book or have a barebones draft of the whole book. Its only 53k words so not a finished book yet. I need to rewrite large bits of it and fill in the missing gaps. I need to show a bit more development of […]
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A friend texted me the other day with a spare ticket for Dismal Land, if you don’t know what it is see the link. News story about the exhibition I had planned to spend the day writing but after a bit of indecision I agreed to go. I had been to a Banksy exhibition […]
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You might recall last week I said I was going to change a character from and evil child beating sadistic teacher that kills a boy to a friendly charming likable teacher who kills a boy. When I wrote the original one he just came over as a pantomime villain. I think I subconsciously tried to […]
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If you have read my recent posts you will know I have been on a short trip to London. On the whole it was an enjoyable trip. However because my laptop has been purloined by my youngest the only way I could do any writing was the old fashioned way in a note book. Normally […]
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I’ve only been doing the blogging properly since August. In my short time I have been pleasantly surprised how many amazing blogs I have come across. I haven’t got into awards yet mainly because they are rather time consuming, not that I don’t appreciate being nominated. Maybe one day I’ll go through and put them […]
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I recently read a rather unpleasant comment to a blog post about self-publishing. The gist of the comment was if a publisher will not publish your work then it is not good enough to publish so don’t. Apart from the tone was very rude and condescending I thought the post showed his ignorance about how […]
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Here is another snippet from my book. Tybalt, who is having to use the name Herbert, is in a magical theory class taught by Alan. I have already decided this character doesn’t work he is too nasty to be believable. Instead I’m going to rewrite him as a more sympathetic character who does something horrible. […]
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Originally posted on Cee's Photo Challenges:
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A note from Chris: I haven’t posted for a while, but this little video says everything I can think of that’s worth saying. I hope you enjoy it. Chris is Cee’s life partner. They’ve been sharing the same amazing adventure for twenty-six years.
When I was on the bus heading to The Making of Harry Potter. (Yes this is yet another post were I mention it.) There was a woman with an older teenage son and girl. She was very loud, one of those people who think we all want to hear her conversation. I have to say […]
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