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Video-sound recording of novel action

I’m excited about this recording of the exploitative action in ‘What If I Go?’ from the Wildsound Festival. Shameful action coming soon…

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Novel Research

This was in the Times today about taxi drivers in Birmingham. I feel that my research was accurate, I’m sorry to say.-

Taxi scandal: criminal culture in the Birmingham cab trade

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Let’s be wise and spread the word to save others falling prey to criminal subculture.

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Is Your Glass Half Full?

Trusting that your Easter break went well. My Easter cake is half eaten, now. It was adapted from the unused Christmas cake. I just fed it more rum and added chocolate eggs to the top! The eggs have mostly been nibbled, though. It’s a success, I think…

Another who dunnit mystery- Who stole the eggs?

More seriously. Are you a reader yearning for justice and certainty in an age of terrifying doubt? If so, then take a peek at my student novel tipping women off to controlling behaviour that is damaging. See here-http://amzn.to/2zD33rT

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A Six Word Story

There’s spring in the air. The snowdrops have inspired this piece.

This is the shortest form of the story based on Ernest Hemmingway’s creation- ‘For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.’

Another is ‘All those pages in the fire.’ —Janet Burroway Fellow writers may connect with this last one!

WILLIAM FAULKNER famously said that a novelist is a failed short story writer, and a short story writer is a failed poet. Hemingway, with his creation of the six-word story, combined poetry and drama into a short form that has grown in popularity while remaining difficult to achieve.

Here’s my attempt- ‘Eventually, time heals after the crash.’

Does it work for you?

Please, feel free to comment.

A Novel Read, whatever the weather!

Thanks go to Jessie Cahalin for placing ‘What If I Go?’ in her Handbag Gallery. The beach bag makes me anticipate the warmer weather.

I hope the read will be a balm resonating with readers who have personal safety  concerns around relationships.

http://jessiecahalin.com/handbag-gallery/

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Short Stories are back!

Short stories are back in fashion. What a relief! That’s where I cut my teeth.

There’s tell of a revival, so says last Saturday’s Times newspaper in the UK. Thanks Matthew Moore their Media Correspondent, I’m happy.

As students have their reading week and a new Semester dawns, it makes me wonder how many get chance to read beyond the wonderfully accessible short to extend their commitment to a novella or novel. The whole curling up with a good book idea is not too much of an indulgence. It just needs the clocks to stop, the phones to break and social media to go away…

Snow is on the horizon, so prayers might be answered.

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Post Christmas Blues!

When the continued climb seems difficult and beyond our own strength…There’s nothing like reading to encourage us to write. At present, I am reading poetry by TS Elliot. What with the snow and cabin fever setting in and all!

That may sound heavy but it fits in with this time of year, really! See or hear ‘The  Journey of the Magi’ on Google, to join me. I think it infers that to see beyond we need to keep looking upwards.

When I think I have it not so easy, this poetry is levelling. It works for me.20180114_114115

Also, getting by is easier with a friend up front. So let us hold on tight!