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England is Mine

The Smiths were my era, and while they weren’t one of my favourite bands, they were one of the few pop bands whose music I had time for. So when I heard there was a film about their singer, Steven  … Continue reading

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The Short Story as Abstract Art

They say that in art, it’s impossible to be truly original. There can be nothing new, because everything has been done before. But in the world of fiction writing, some people are going to extreme lengths to make their writing different. Maybe their … Continue reading

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Fool’s Gold?

There’s a particular advert in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook – a book that I’ve been making good use of recently – that I can’t seem to keep from seeing, because the book rather annoyingly falls open on that page. It’s for a … Continue reading

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Writing Is Taking Over My Life…

I wouldn’t mind, but there are a few other things I’d like to have some time for. Eating and sleeping, for instance. OK, it’s not actually that bad, but I think it is getting out of hand. I’ve spent quite a … Continue reading

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Is Roald Dahl destroying our language?

The latest quarterly update to the Oxford English Dictionary includes made-up words and phrases used by Roald Dahl in his books. But is a changing language a good, or a bad thing? Continue reading

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How do you edit a novel?

And how do you motivate yourself to get started?

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Book Review – The Establishment…

…And how they get away with it.  By Owen Jones.                         This was not an easy book to read; not calming or uplifting. Jones sets out a tale of how, over … Continue reading

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