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The Morning Rant…She said what? Are you spying on me?

It’s been in the news everywhere, and on both sides of the pond,  you really can’t escape it… Big Brother is spying on us. He’s reading our Facebook posts, our tweets, our comments on blogs, he’s checking every website one … Continue reading

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Write On- The act of typing

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I haven’t used a typewriter for donkey years. I was listening to a podcast on the plane and an author was saying- he didn’t use a computer. He used an old typewriter. He was asked if the slowness of the … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- The Penguincubator rediscovered at Charing Cross!

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When I was down beside the sea, a wooden spade they gave to me to dig the sandy shores….That was the first poem I ever memorised along with another, a really odd choice, the melancholic poem by Verlaine.. Il pleure … Continue reading

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Write on- and on and on…word count 700,000

Dear Agent Can I send you my very first novel? It’s only seven hundred thousand odd words.          Errg…I don’t think so.  A large novel is daunting. It just is. It’s physically large to hold, expensive to produce, and has … Continue reading

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Tales From the City- Tea in the City!

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It’s curious that no matter where you go or how much fun you’re having, there’s nothing better than coming home, putting the feet up, and just letting it all go with a good old fashioned cup of tea. There are … Continue reading

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