Category Archives: writing

Aug 14

Lip Reading

Today’s research led me into the world of lip reading and an amazing puzzle created in 1914. Too late for my Emily to refer to, but useful for my purposes The photograph was taken just as each boy starts to pronounce his name. And yes, you can tell which boy is which – just by […]

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 19

Applying yourself 19/1

Hardest thing I’ve ever had to learning. Easy. Learning not to trust the wordpress app on your phone. When it says your posts are published. They’re not. They’re still in draft form. Making it look like you haven’t kept your promise to post. Easiest thing to learn. How to back date. So even though you […]

Jan 14

Ripped from the Headlines 14/1

“Take a headline from your favourite news source” they said. (I went to the BBC. To the local news relevant to where my parents live.) “Make it the start of a piece of writing” they added. “I will when my dirty mind stops giggling…” I sniggered: “Maintenance begins on towering landmark” (Do click the link […]

This is Your Life 11/1

Would I like to read the story of my life? it asked. And if I would, would I, could I, dare I…read it cover to cover? Initially, fear of all I’d loosen held me back. But then, today, I had some news. Chats with a cousin, colleagues. mother, made me see things differently. Made me […]

Jan 07

Helpless 7/1

Helpless. Not being in control. That feeling every writer gets when they send their work off to be read by someone else. We’ve all had the feeling. Remember that essay? that project you were so proud of when you were at school. That report for your boss, now you are at work. A DIY project, […]

Jan 06

My Favourite 6/1

What’s the most time you’ve spent apart from your favourite person, says the prompt. Ooh tough one thinks I. For favourite come and go. By the very nature of the beast, they fall in and out of favour, as your life changes and develops. You have – as the Beatles sang – “places you remember, […]