Category Archives: Symington Byrd Mysteries

Aug 13

Akouphones & Sign Language

…An early electric hearing aid to the rest of us, has been the focus of today’s research. Invented by Miller Reece Hutchinson in 1898, it used carbon transmitters to convert a weak electrical signal. It was bulky by all accounts – needing to be housed on a table – and thus cumbersome to transport. It […]

Aug 09

A day of research and learning

Today has been a bizarre day.  A creative procrastination day – if you will. So to get over it, I created a scapple to try and marshall my thoughts. The result was productive. I have a character: a Doctor Peter Welney; an archaeologist returning from India.  He was a blank canvas. He breaks up a […]

Jan 13

Clean Slate 13/1

In london, the East End to be precise. Down a notorious street, near a market is a house. A double fronted place. Behind a well painted door lies a corridor, with rooms of business hiving off. The biggest acts as the jewellers. A large glass display counter dominates the room, and is tastefully laid out […]

A strange day

Today has been a strange day – writing wise. It’s also been a strange day weather-wise. We woke to hail, which turned to snow, which melted into a trecherous kind of slush. Getting up the drive was fun. Festa, the Fiesta didn’t want to know, kept stalling on the bend. We gave up after the […]

Apr 17

Waving NOT Drowning

For the last few months, I’ve been drowning in a sea of not achieving. I am not going to call this the “Block” word. Because I don’t think, in my heart of heart it is. Let me explain. To me “block” means:  Day after day of a blank page Characters refusing to talk to you […]

Jan 12

Verdict!

Symington Byrd makes a convincing ‘gentleman detective’

Dec 17

#QBYRD

Am doing a.twitter Q&A session on my @Symington_Byrd  handle tomorrow,  18th Dec from 18:30 GMT. Feel free to ask a question or 2, or follow it on #QBYRD