Tag Archives: Australia

The Devil Rides Ute

I seem to remember I might have promised (or was it threatened) some more poetry. So here it is, another piece from my sojourn down under, inspired by a monstrous vehicle that trundled past me one day while I was … Continue reading

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Writer’s Retreat

Why is it that ambition always exceeds the reality of what can be achieved? My writing holiday is now a fast-fading memory, and I’m left wondering how I could have imagined I would have got  so much done (see my … Continue reading

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The Mile High Poets Society

I’d like to share with you a poem that I wrote yesterday, while sitting in an aeroplane somewhere over Southern Europe. I say yesterday, but I can’t be sure of that, having crossed several time zones since then. And I … Continue reading

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A Scribbler in the Bush…

I’ve just come back from a research trip to Australia (the hat gives it away). Well, I say research trip…it was actually more of a family visit and holiday, but I used the opportunity to do some research for my current … Continue reading

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Lad, interrupted…

Work on my second novel has temporarily stopped. At around 10,000 words I realised I had been for too long dancing around an incident that would not be explained until later on in the book, and of which, of course, … Continue reading

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