Category Archives: writing

Poem: On the Fall of Edward Colston

I wrote this last Sunday, to try to express my feelings at the news that protestors had removed the statue of the slave trader, Edward Colston, and dumped it in the river. The action was non-violent (no people were hurt), … Continue reading

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2015 – that was a year that happened, didn’t it?

I wasn’t going to write one of these. 2015 is… exhausting to think about. I was so poor, and depressed, and ill at the start of the year. A week into January I had to ask for your help to … Continue reading

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But, I mean…

[Cross-posted from my Tumblr, In Search of the Happiness Max.] Virginia Woolf’s seminal essay, A Room of One’s Own, which I come back to again and again when I see in myself and others the struggle to engage in intellectual … Continue reading

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I wrote a poem today

Sacrifice I went to tea with my heroes today, Eagerly awaiting what they would say. Lucy the Brave and Susan the fair – Daenerys, Khaleesi Unburnt, was there. Susan to the Khaleesi said: “Your brother, I hear you burnt his … Continue reading

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Missing Monarchs Photoshoot!

My author-copy of Missing Monarchs arrived – Eeeeeeeeeeeeee! Quite obviously only one thing to do: PHOTOSHOOT! For those not in the know, Missing Monarchs is the Fox Spirit Books anthology in which my story, ‘The Runaway King’ was published earlier … Continue reading

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OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! Missing Monarchs is out today and I am in it!

I’m so excited! Missing Monarchs is finally here! And inside it is my story, ‘The Runaway King’! Missing Monarchs is a Fox Pocket Anthology – flash fiction on a single theme collected for your pocket-book delectation. My story is a … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #4: Colons and the Rules of Grammar

Most people find colons to be more intuitive than semi-colons, but even so, it helps to have a clear idea of when to use them, rather than just a general feeling. Some confuse them with semi-colons, or have a general … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #2: Clauses, Sentences, and Paragraphs

It’s tempting to jump right in and just tell you about the things that a) people are asking me about, and b) I see come up most often in manuscripts. But I believe that understanding the whys and wherefores of … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #1

This is the first in a series of articles I’m going to be doing, providing a proofreader’s perspective on spelling, grammar, and manuscript preparation. The purpose will not be to lecture, but to inform and to help. I want to … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with something else

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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