Tag Archives: a writer’s life

More Wood Pigeon Saga

Bill Hates Youuu is back. To be fair he was around most of yesterday. I think he’s on a retainer However there’s a twist to the tale today. A new bird has entered the conversation with the question that’s been bugging me for days: “Bill Who?”

Jun 07

An open letter to my current WIP*

*work in progress Dear WIP First let me start by saying it is a pleasure to meet you. You have been a long time coming and at times I thought you’d never turn up. You have been a challenge and a joy and the bit you revealed of yourself today, although rough around the edges, […]

Sleepless

Head full of thoughts Tumbling, jumblingI stare as Heavy dog, resting his head On my foot, dreams. Twitching happily, Running free.I envy him. For me, sleep dances out of reach So I scroll through Facebook, twitter; play pokemon and candy crush In the witching hour Hoping to feel my eyes become heavier than a dreaming […]

Call Me Ishmael 5/1

The prompt for today’s piece of writing is to take the opening line of your favourite book and use it as a starting point for your own story. This is hard. I don’t have a favourite book… I don’t have a text I go back to and read. Though I do have books I read […]

Oct 22

October Holiday: 2

Yesterday we were not where I expected to be. But sometimes it’s necessary to make the best of a bad job. And the Haycock hotel is always good for recharging the creative batteries. This weekend proved no different I always knew I had multiple murders. After Midsomer, it’s de riguer. But after a day here, […]

Oct 21

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

A little late to the game with this challenge. Visiting Nunton Cemetery, I came across these little grave stones. Not for children or pets, they are what the poorest of Victorian society used to mark their final resting place. I showed them to Year 10; we’re doing Christmas Carol: just got to the graveyard scene. […]

Sep 23

My Favourite Weekend – the review

Open House London last weekend proved -as always- fuel for the imagination. We began by the river in Southwark at the old mortuary. Bodies dragged from the Thames came here to be dried out, assessed for infectious diseases, and autopsied. Mind racing for book 3 (yes I know book 2 isn’t finished) we headed to […]

Mar 02

Dear Brain 

Again I would like to thank you for your help with the rewrites. I agree the new opening is so much better and far more dramatic.  However, do you REALLY need to suggest such things at 1 in the morning?

Feb 28

Dear Brain

Whilst I agree  being awake at 2am has its benefits; especially as I’ve worked out I need to change the location of murder two and lengthen the time  frame of the whole book. Can I please go back to sleep?

My Study: pre decorating

Well here we are, we are past the Ides of March and I finally have half a study. Next week we finish the clear out and paint! I’m starting to feel like a real author