Unseasonal Weather: a #Poem

With thanks to ClimateReanalyzer.org Unseasonal Weather But one month of the year complete and the next is almost done Where is the wet the chill the flakes of seasonal snow fun whitening brightening delighting children who would slide and glide down frozen slopes in noisy joy We have that burning globe above ubiquitous it seems …

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Halfway to the Stars, by Marcy Sheiner: #BookReview.

Fiction/Transgressional Fiction 97,610 words It appears I downloaded this book, through Smashwords, in 2014 and then completely forgot about it. I discovered it whilst tidying files in my ‘Digital Editions’ folder a few weeks ago. As this is a book about female eroticism, I’ve no idea how I came to it, except that the title …

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The #Write #Word? Post 59

Word cloud created through wordart.com In your writing, do you sometimes have problems discovering the ‘right’ word? I do. In trying to improve my own work, maybe I can help you. This is the penultimate post in this series. A final one will follow next week as a conclusion, indexing all the previous words I’ve …

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Customer Choice: Really?

Comfortable? I’ve had a frustrating few days, so I've been a little prone to irritation. As the current Chair of a local charity I’ve been dealing with a couple of planning applications aimed at improving facilities for residents and visitors in our village. The powers that be appear so entrenched by their reading of their …

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The #Write #Word? Post 58

Word cloud via wordart.com In your writing, do you sometimes have problems discovering the ‘right’ word? I do. In trying to improve my own work, maybe I can help you. There will be one more normal post in this series, next week, and then a final one the following week as a conclusion. What will …

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Love Matters: a #Poem

Today is Valentine's Day, but Valerie and I have always ignored such niceties. At the risk of seeming overly romantic; every day is our special day. And this is for my lovely wife. Love Matters You are she who speaks me truth never harsh or hurtful ever your heart is your guide and leads the …

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One Summer in Italy, by Sue Moorcroft: #BookReview.

368 pages Genre Fiction/Holidays Intending to visit Italy, I bought a copy of Lonely Planet’s ‘Italy’. Along with other recommendations resulting from that purchase, Sue Moorcroft’s ‘One Summer in Italy’ came up. I thought it might be fun to read this as I lay sunbathing by the pool at the latter end of our visit. …

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The #Write #Word? Post 57

Word cloud created through wordart.com In your writing, do you sometimes have problems discovering the ‘right’ word? I do. In trying to improve my own work, maybe I can help you. Today’s words: Xenial, Xenophobically, X marks the spot, Xmas. Synonyms are alternative words that have the power to convey exactly what you’re trying to …

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Yum,Yum, Grub in My Tum! #Poetry

Here’s a daft poem I wrote as light satire about the pretentiousness of certain eateries. You know, those places that seem to believe that food is more important than so many other aspects of life; the food porn-brokers, the food snobs, the food worshippers. I’ve presented this in the form of a menu card, just …

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Creative #Writing #Contests Table Updated

Ponte St Tinita in Florence The time has come round again! Here’s your reminder that the writing contest table has been updated. It lives on the ‘Resources’ page. Many contests are free to enter and offer great cash prizes. The table currently offers contests with entry dates from February to October 2019. Submit your entries …

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