Writing

LAZY READER SYNDROME – My Blind Spot

It does bother me that I spend everyday writing, but never allow myself time to sit and read a book these days.  But, I have decided to stop beating myself up about it because I do read.  I read a lot, but not always in the good old-fashioned way.

These days, thanks to the Internet, it is so easy to tap into a plethora of resources for literature, art and just about everything else… 24/7.  So I quench my constant thirst for knowledge browsing the Net.

Lacklustre July has gone off a bit like a Damp Squib

So far, July has been a bit of a damp squib. I was bordering on hyper during June.  Honing and buffing the stories that have taken me months and years to write, so I could meet the deadlines for various competitions. I also started submissions again, approaching any literary agents who mention the word humour, somewhere, anywhere, on their wishlist.  My excuse as to why not much blogging got done in June 2020.

THE FINAL PUSH TO GETTING PUBLISHED

Writing is not for the faint-hearted. The hardest part for all us aspiring writers is maintaining the motivation and drive to, as a fellow writers group member so succinctly put it… push you over the line.’

We need to keep the faith in our ability as writers and drive ourselves from final draft stage to getting published.

RANDOM EXCERPTS – The Black Abyss – 1989

Sam broke the silence and eye contact was reestablished.  The words said one thing, but the eyes were saying something else.  There was no glimmer of reciprocated emotion, just an apologetic sadness.  Nicky always had that nagging doubt, an inner fear that their relationship, the one she had thrown her heart and soul into was always destined to be a one-sided, temporary arrangement.  A fling, a game, an experiment.  She had been right.

Half a bottle of champagne and a sea food platter

‘I’m glad you rang, I’ve got a bit of news for you. How was your flight?’ ‘News? Good, I hope. The flight was bloody brilliant actually. I met Rory in the departure lounge at Gatwick. He was also headed for Faro and he dropped me off at my Dad’s and he… er.. stayed the night…’ …

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Write to Work for the Right Price

Writing a Blog is one thing, but writing a book is a totally different ball game and at times it can be a very lonely one.   I should know, I am 14 Chapters into my Work In Progress.  I am completely alone, wrestling with those exasperating characters at all hours of the day and night. According to …

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Windbag or What? The Three C’s of Good Writing

Take a look at that, you pompous windbag …. from Disney’s Cinderella (1950) A few years ago at work, I sent an email to one of the companies we dealt with on a daily basis to tell them why I did not agree with a decision they had made regarding one of our clients. The response …

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