The #Write #Words? Post 25

Word cloud made using Wordart.com Looking at Onomatopoeia and Metaphor, Simile, Collective Nouns, and my Delusional Dictionary. For definitions of those, click here to read the introductory post to the series. This week’s words:Ululate, Unmoving, Unkindness, Undertaker. Onomatopoeia: Ululate: To ululate is to howl, wail, lament loudly. Although not generally considered onomatopoeic, in the right …

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Walking at Symonds Yat.

River Wye seen from the viewpoint. This illustrated post is here to help those who want to visit this spot and inform those who’ll never get there. I hope it serves those purposes and entertains along the way. The smaller car park. Where is Symonds Yat, and why is it so called? This local beauty …

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The Fantastic #Fantasticon 2019!

Fantastic Books Publshing book store Every year an event celebrating science fiction, fantasy, gaming, technology, cosplay and the enjoyment of life comes up. Fantasticon is a convention drawing equal numbers of regulars and newcomers and I’ve attended every year so far. The audience awaits action on the stage. The event is hosted by Dan Grubb, …

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A Life-Changing Decision?

The wonderful world we inhabit. Photo courtesy NASA. I’ve slept poorly recently. This time I made a decision during the wakeful period. What kept me awake? Put bluntly; the dreadful state of the world today. Putting the most urgent issue of the environment emergency aside for the moment, in UK we’re now led by a …

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Want An Original Fantasy? Tap Into An Obsession

Image courtesy of pixabay. Looking for your next big story idea? If you're experiencing writer's block, or you just want to come up with something new to write about, one way is to take a cue from a major aspect of culture that’s largely untapped. There are always cultural fads to explore, some of which …

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Rijel 12: The Rise of New Australia, by King Everett Medlin: #BookReview.

316 pages Space Exploration/Science Fiction An enormously complex and wide-ranging story with a cast of characters from all over the galaxy, this is essentially a tale of survival against the odds. Male criminals, of human and different alien species, are incarcerated on a hostile uninhabited planet as punishment for their crimes. They are treated as …

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The #Write #Words? Post 24

Word cloud created through Wordart.com Looking at Onomatopoeia and Metaphor, Simile, Collective Nouns, and my Delusional Dictionary. For definitions of those, click here to read the introductory post to the series. This week’s words:Tintinnabulation, Tall, Tassel, Tablet. Onomatopoeia: Tintinnabulation: This fabulous word expresses the tinkling of a small bell, but can be used as a …

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The #Write #Words? Post 23

Word cloud created through the facilities of Wordart.com. Looking at Onomatopoeia and Metaphor, Simile, Collective Nouns, andmy Delusional Dictionary. For definitions of those, click here to read the introductory post to the series. This week’s words:Susurration, Scarce, Sect, Stupidity. Onomatopoeia: Susurration: Susurration; just say it. It speaks to the ear. It means a whispering, a …

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The Forge: Fire and Ice, by Fantastic Books Publishing: #BookReview.

236 pages Short Stories/Fantasy/Science Fiction Anthologies Before you read this, you need to know that one of the 27 stories published in this anthology was written by me. So, a collection of dark, sometimes very dark, speculative fiction with a touch of black humour sprinkled in. The theme of the anthology is Fire and Ice …

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Lyme Regis No 5: Surrounding Countryside.

Gull on the sea wall at Lyme Regis. This final post about our time in this part of England is a short one. (You’ll find the start of the series of five posts here.) Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Lyme is full of narrow, and sometimes quite steep, and attractive streets. …

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