Today’s Picture: 9 Aug 20

A track in the Forest of Dean. To those who can’t get outdoors to enjoy nature at present, this series is for you. I’m aiming to brighten the days by posting pictures of natural beauty. If you’re visiting this site, and able to go where you like, perhaps you’ll do something for those less fortunate …

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Today’s Pictures: 28 July 20

A fish rises in the pond, Forest of Dean. Stuck indoors and unable to get out to enjoy nature at present? In that case, this series is for you. I’m aiming to brighten the days by posting pictures of natural beauty. A mountain walk on the Greek island of Thassos. Taken in July 2015. On …

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A Light in the Desert, by Anne Montgomery: #BookReview.

286 pages Mystery/Thriller A novel blending fiction with fact, this story of the unsolved derailing of a train in the Arizona desert is full of surprises. Many of the central characters are the author’s creations, and they’re constructed with compassion, objectivity, and empathy. To get inside the heads of such diverse people takes some skill …

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Supporting Other Bloggers (Discussion + Advice) #Discussion #Advice #Topic #Commenting #Sharing #SocialMedia #Blogging #Support

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The #Write #Word? Post 28

Struggling to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? You’re not alone. Maybe, in trying to improve my own work, I can help other writers. Today’s words: Ubiquitous, Unexpected surprise, Until such time as, Uitwaaien, University. Synonyms are alternative words that might say exactly what you’re trying to convey. Ubiquitous: listed synonyms in Roget’s are, general, …

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Childlike Grace

Wise words, well expressed here. I felt I must reblog this post.

Archon's Den

BibleWhen I was a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Blogger Barry, in a recent post, said that he’d halted on his path to becoming an Atheist. He does not say that it was because he was taught that Atheists are evil, nasty or sinful, but that is the reason that many ex-Christians won’t admit that they have become Atheists.

Tired of the judgemental, accusatory, denominational bureaucracy and hypocrisy, he still wished to identify as ‘spiritual.’ It is quite possible to be spiritual, without being a member of any Christian sect.  His last stop before getting off the Christian bus, was at Mormon.

He still visited Atheist websites, and admitted that he had remained a Christian. He was amazed at the vehemence of some militant Atheists, who insisted that any and all religions were harmful.  He admitted that…

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Progress on the WIP: #SciFi in the Making.

A slightly different slant this week. (Sex and Nudity: Beware!) Why? I haven’t made a start on the final edit; but I’ll be starting that on Friday, and next week’s post will detail progress. Why? If you had an hour or two to spare I’d explain, but you don’t. Neither do I. So, instead; I’m …

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Promote Your Blog in 2018

So far, there are 629 responses to this post. So, if you're seeking information on different blogs, this could be a good starting point. Have fun! Please note that you need to go to the foot of my post and click the link under 'Dr Perry' that says, 'View original post' and then enter your …

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Author Interview – Stuart Aken

A great, amusing, and unusual interview.

Scenic Writer's Shack


When it comes to mapping out futuristic worlds far beyond the imagination of most people, there are few who apply themselves to the task more creatively than English sci-fi author Stuart Aken. Hard at work on book three of his  acclaimed Generation Marsseries and with a website boasting in excess of 23 000 loyal followers, Stuart has indeed been kicking some serious intergalactic goals in the world of science fiction publishing across the last few years.

He agreed to speak to me from his secluded bugalow hidden amongst ancient woodlands somewhere near the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England on the condition I not reveal its exact location. Stuart, your secret is safe with me.

 I read recently a well known author say the reason they became a writer was so they’d never have to feel alone again. Can you relate in any way to that thought?


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Happy Christmas!