Category Archives: rant

Never trust a politician with a beard, he’s hiding something

Its October, the leaves are falling, the witches are abroad, and I’ve opened the blog up to guest writers again. Yes its Indie October. Throughout October some old favourites among my guests will be returning along with some new voices. … Continue reading

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Complexities and questions

Its October, the leaves are falling, the witches are abroad, and I’ve opened the blog up to guest writers again. Yes its Indie October. Throughout October some old favorites among my guests will be returning along with some new voices. … Continue reading

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‘Celebrity’ Fucking Authors

Its October, the leaves are falling, the witches are abroad, and I’ve opened the blog up to guest writers again. Yes its Indie October. Throughout October some old favourites among my guests will be returning along with some new voices. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo : planning for the annual writing fest

Its that most wonderful time of the year No not the one in December… NaNoWriMo is almost upon us, and if you are planning to participate this year, you may be plotting already, even if your plotting to take the … Continue reading

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The Thing On The Doorstep : TCL 64

It is true that I have sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to shew by this statement that I am not his murderer. At first I shall be called a madman—madder than … Continue reading

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Is your work product or art?

Its October, the leaves are falling, the witches are abroad, and I’ve opened the blog up to guest writers again. Yes its Indie October. Throughout October some old favourites among my guests will be returning along with some new voices. … Continue reading

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Managers took my power circle

Its October, the leaves are falling, the witches are abroad, and I’ve opened the blog up to guest writers again. Yes its Indie October. Throughout October some old favorites among my guests will be returning along with some new voices. … Continue reading

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Writing in the dark

Fairy tales, those bright cheerful stories of our childhood upon which Walt Disney built an empire, once you get below the gloss tend to be on the dark side. But then, most fairy tales started out as folk tales, and … Continue reading

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A writers list of rules…

The rules you need to adhere to to be a good writer are many, according to internet forum ‘experts’. Join any writers group on facebook, goodreads or a dozen other places I could mention and there will always be someone … Continue reading

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The value of U…

“England and America are two countries separated by the same language!” attributed to George Bernard Shaw, or possibly Oscar Wilde, or purely apocryphal, as its one of those quotes no one is entirely sure about even the QI elves apparently…. … Continue reading

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