Labor Day, by Joseph Farley: #BookReview.

From the start, this science fiction novel, located on a future Earth, sets the scene for the society in which the action takes place. And it isn’t a society many of us would wish to inhabit. Fortunately, the characters are drawn with such a fine pen that the reader can quickly empathise with the main …

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Looking for the Best Word? Tip #61

    A day late: sorry, my Mac was undergoing repairs. Now fixed! A series of posts for all word lovers. Offering help for writers and language learners, these posts look at many different aspects of the world of words in the hope of stimulating your curiosity and enhancing your creativity. This week’s words: Fight …

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Progress on the WIP: #SciFi in the Making

Sometimes, life throws up incidents and events that cause a touch of disruption to intentions. The last couple of weeks have been full of such things; some tiny irritations, others a little more challenging. I returned from my holiday overseas, which coincided with my annual absence from all things digital, with a painful and slightly …

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I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai: #BookReview.

A truly remarkable piece of work by a truly remarkable young woman. Malala Yousafzai has produced a memoir that’s so much more than mere autobiography. Anyone ignorant of this brave girl has clearly been living in a shelter on Mars, so I won’t insult readers of this review with an overview. There’s great optimism in …

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EPANALEPSIS POETRY (NEW FORM)?

This post was, apparently, inspired by my latest post on word choice! It’s great to help any and all creativity!

Mick E Talbot Poems

EPANALEPSI

I think I might have created a new form of poetry? If I have then my gratitude goes out to Stuart Aken please click on his name and you’ll see where I am coming from, thank you, Stuart, too. Please do click on the title link above as all the definition/s can be used. To reiterate, please do click on the title, as the definition will become the rules, two of which can be found in my examples, the first blatantly obvious, the second in the first line of the fourth stanza. Feedback please, more on it being a new format, and of course critiques on the poems. Oh the name of the form, (if it is new), ‘Epanalepsis Poetry’. As is I can’t find any reference to this format, fingers crossed.


PERFECTED LOVE

together we will always be together
alone again never again alone
together now and forever together

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Looking for the Best Word? Tip #60

    A series of posts for all word lovers. Offering help for writers and language learners, these posts look at many different aspects of the world of words in the hope of stimulating your curiosity and enhancing your creativity. This week’s words: Abstract, Epanalepsis, Kind of, Afraid of his own shadow, Pihentagyú. Abstract: (this …

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Fires, by Tom Ward: #BookReview.

This thriller, set in a steel city in the UK, treats fire almost as one of its characters. After the opening, in which we meet the main protagonist, a fireman, we are plunged into a world of burning, where the fire officer arrives at his next conflagration only to discover it’s his own home. He …

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Inside Moves, by Walter Danley: #BookReview.

Inside Moves is a thriller with elements that occasionally lift it above the usual formulaic presentation of such books. Starting with a climatic event, the book moves back into the period prior to this to set the scene and explain how the climax came about. The general background to the story, its locations, mood and …

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Progress on the WIP: #SciFi in the Making.

Ah, progress! What a fine thing that would be, were it possible. But, fear not, it will eventually be reality. At present, I’m suffering a strange eye defect that makes reading/writing and staring at a screen for any length of time something of a problem. It’s under investigation and will doubtlessly be resolved shortly. Until …

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Shadeward: Exoneration, by Drew Wagar: #BookReview.

Shadeward: Exoneration, by imaginative science fiction writer, Drew Wagar, is a continuation of the story begun in ‘Shadeward: Emanation’. If you haven’t read that book, I advise you to do so first, as it sets the scene and introduces the characters and the location whilst telling an engaging and compelling story. Continuing the saga, set …

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Sons of the Crystal Mind, by Andrew Wallace: #BookReview.

Set on an almost unrecognisable Earth in a distant future, this novel deals with the perils of unregulated capitalism as it is allowed run rampant through a society in which consumers are entirely secondary to profit (ring any bells?). Peopled by charismatic, strong, female characters and complex antagonists, the tale quickly engages the reader. Written …

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Storm of Attraction, by Lily Black: #BookReview.

Storm of Attraction is a romantic thriller with an understandable bias in favour of female readers. After all, most romance readers are women. As a mature man, and the author of a romantic thriller, I’m able to enjoy the genre in a way a lot of men can’t imagine. Told very much from the woman’s …

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The Darwin Awards, by Wendy Northcutt: #BookReview.

Subtitled ‘180 Bizarre True Stories of How Dumb Humans Have Met Their Maker’, The Darwin Awards is not a book to read in one sitting, unless you wish to join award nominees by dying from laughing too loud and too long. There are some wonderful tales here; a few are apocryphal but most have been …

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Long Time Walk on Water, by Joan Barbara Simon: #BookReview.

Joan Barbara Simon’s ‘Long Time Walk on Water’, is a phenomenon. There’s nothing ordinary, pedestrian, or conventional in this story of love, lust, prejudice, violence and parental brutality. An adherent of secular, as opposed to faith-based, philosophy, I’m already biased against the cruel, arbitrary, and unjust interpretation of so-called sacred myths that spread brutality and …

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Looking for the Best Word? Tip #59

    A series of posts for all word lovers. Offering help for writers and language learners, these posts look at many different aspects of the world of words in the hope of stimulating your curiosity and enhancing your creativity. This week’s words: Menace/Reassure; The colour blue/gold/red, etc., Flog a dead horse, Desenrascanço. Menace - …

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