Creative #Writing #Contests Table Updated

On the 1st of each month I remind followers of this blog the creative writing contest table has been updated. (I update it several times every month, but this reminder comes just once!) If you’d like this monthly reminder as an email to motivate you, please click the ‘Follow this blog’ button at the top …

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Steps: Flash Fiction

For today’s weekly creative post, I’m giving you a bit of flash fiction. Considering how many people are caring for others in the current climate, I thought a touch of gentle humour on the topic might be appropriate. Enjoy! # Steps Every time! Can’t the old fool decide? If he’d make up his mind, I …

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Creativity Interrupted

The Hut in the Woods. It happens to us all from time to time: something (often, more than one thing) comes along to distract or prevent us from doing our creative work. For many, judging by comments from blog posts, tweets, and on Facebook, that interruption of the creative flow can be physically as well …

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Why Did I Write Breaking Faith That Way?

It occurred to me recently that I’ve never explained what drove me to write the books I’ve had published. My hope was the intention would be clear from the story. But it seems that’s not very realistic. I know what motivated me, so I can hardly judge how effectively that motivation was transferred to the …

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Italy: Trip of a Lifetime. Part 12

Posts recording our stay in Italy in September. We thoroughly enjoyed it, so we’re sharing our experience. You’ll get the (almost) full story of our travels, activities, and experiences; warts and all, in instalments.Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Part 7. Part 8. Part 9. Part 10. Part 1129th …

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Italy: Trip of a Lifetime. Part 11

One of the many small islands on the lake. Posts recording our stay in Italy in September. We thoroughly enjoyed it, so we’re sharing our experience. You’ll get the (almost) full story of our travels, activities, and experiences; warts and all, in instalments. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. …

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Italy: Trip of a Lifetime. Part 10

Lake Maggiore seen from Ristorante Cardini in Someraro.These posts record our stay in Italy in September. We thoroughly enjoyed it, so we’re sharing our experience. You’ll get the (almost) full story of our travels, activities, and experiences; warts and all, in instalments.Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Part 7. …

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Italy: Trip of a Lifetime. Part 8

These posts, with my photographs, record our stay in Italy in September. We thoroughly enjoyed it, so we’re sharing our experience. You’ll get the (almost) full story of our travels, activities, and experiences; warts and all, in instalments. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Part 7. 25th September, Tuesday. …

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Pandora, by Joshua Grant: #BookReview.

388 Pages Horror/Action Adventure. Imagination is a crucial element in any work of fiction, and here it reaches new heights, especially in terms of human ambition and the lengths some will travel to fulfil it. This novel is a mix of horror, fantasy, science fiction, adventure and thriller. But, in merging the genres and developing …

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The #Write #Word? Post 46

Finding it hard to discover the ‘right’ word when writing? Me, too, sometimes. In trying to improve, maybe I can help you. Today’s words: Macabre, Migrant/ Refugee, Monachopsis, Member of Parliament, Synonyms are alternative words that have the power to convey exactly what you’re trying to say. Macabre: Roget lists only two sub-headings: frightening and …

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