Tag Archives: depression

When a chap is not a chap…

An internet friend reminded me the other day of an important lesson we all need to take on board and remember. When I say all I am talking about 49.9% of the population though the core message applies to us … Continue reading

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I’m not good, but who is.

When I was a kid at Pudsey park on the outskirts of Leeds, just across from the abandoned Traction Engine steam roller, in the main play ground there was a Helter-Skelter. It was a proper Helter-Skelter, a huge wooden construction. … Continue reading

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Quotes for 2020 #6

As its not just a new year, but a whole new decade. I thought among all the other things I do here I would do a daily series of quotes from my favourite authors. Just for the hell of it… … Continue reading

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Down Days… And uplifting words

I have on occasion written posts about my occasional struggles with depression. I don’t do this very often, but when I do they tend to be very personal and hard to write. Why I write them is because it is … Continue reading

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From whence I write…

The place I write from is not a happy place. This was a lesson learn the hard way, but a lesson learned hard, is a lesson learned well. But all the same it is a bitter kind of lesson. Writing … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome, SciFi Scarbrough & really wild things…

Confession time. I have never done a book signing. Oh, I have signed books for people, I am more than happy to, though I am generally slightly bemused anyone wants me to sign a book. But I have never done … Continue reading

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The Writers Imperative…

‘It is not a chemically driven dependency, it’s simply a choice, after all, you chose to write, or not to write…’ Continue reading

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EX Oblivione: The complete Lovecraftian #27

“There is nothing better than oblivion, since in oblivion there is no wish unfulfilled.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft ‘In defence of Dacon‘ As a philosophical statement, let’s be honest here, the above is a bit on the bleak side. Though no … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing: A Guidebook for the Tourist#6 Proofreading

It may seem obvious, but in case it’s not, or even if it is… 1/ Proofreading your novel. There is nothing, and I do mean nothing, as important as having a good proofreader or three. No matter how many times you … Continue reading

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A Biography of Depression

There is this pit which,  I believe, we all walk around the edge of at some time in our lives. Though the lucky among us may never notice they are doing so, the worst they may experience is a cold shiver … Continue reading

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