The #Write #Word? Post 38

Struggle to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? Occasionally, so do I. Perhaps, in trying to improve my own work, I can help you. Today’s words: Enlightenment, Entomb, Eek, Esprit d’escalier, Engineer. Synonyms are alternative words that have the power to convey exactly what you’re trying to say. Enlightenment: Roget lists the following sub-headings; …

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Perils of Social Media Engagement

Okay, I shouldn’t have done it. I know. But, sometimes, my passion for an issue overcomes my internal common-sense policeman and I get involved. A short while ago, I posted a Tweet relating to Climate Change, an issue dear to my heart long before I joined Greenpeace in the 1980s. It reached some deniers on …

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The #Write #Word? Post 37

Struggle to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? Occasionally, so do I. Perhaps, in trying to improve my own work, I can help you. Today’s words: Dabble, Disappear from sight, Due to the fact that, Dadirri, Doctor. Synonyms are alternative words that have the power to convey exactly what you’re trying to say. Dabble: …

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Writing Characters: My Method.

Character driven fiction is always deeper and more satisfying than that driven by plot. That’s a personal opinion, and many writers will disagree. But it’s how I write. I devise my characters first, get to know them, and then set them down in the location I’ve chosen/invented and place barriers on their route to their …

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An Extended Pause.

A break from the relentless imperative of the internet is calling. This brief note is to let you know I’ll be absent from the internet, away from the keyboard and screen, for an unspecified period not likely to be longer than a couple of weeks, or so! I need time away from the chaos, insanity, …

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The #Write #Word? Post 36

Struggle to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? Occasionally, so do I. Perhaps, in trying to improve my own work, I can help you. Today’s words: Cant, Continual/Continuous, Calm before the storm, Chrysalism, Church. Synonyms are alternative words that might convey exactly what you’re trying to say. Cant: Not to be confused with ‘can’t’, …

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Progress, or a Pause?

A break from the relentless imperative of the internet is calling. It refreshes the spirit and reclaims sanity. I’ve produced posts to fill the gaps while I’m away: scheduling is such a useful device! So, before I go I’m indulging in some unapologetic promotion of my books. The best people to comment on books are …

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Entangled Earth, by David Lea: #BookReview.

183 pps Science Fiction/Post Apocalyptic Many readers make it a point of pride to express their dislike of science fiction. These same people probably proudly state their love of historical, romantic, thriller, literary, sensual, spy, legal, or indeed any other type of fiction. So, why the dislike of a genre that offers so much? I …

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The #Write #Word? Post 35

Struggle to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? Occasionally, so do I. Perhaps, in trying to improve my own work, I can help you. Today’s words: Bacchanalia, Blend together, By means of, Barking up the wrong tree, Bastard. Synonyms are alternative words that might say exactly what you’re trying to convey. Bacchanalia: is a …

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Launching the Latest #Book

Return to Dust stood proudly racked with the other books my publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing was launching at Fantasticon 2018. I entered the big arena, the sports hall at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, on Saturday morning before the public were given access. The whole place was an exciting hive of activity. But I get ahead of …

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