All over the world, bloggers, (with the exception of the indefatigable Bransford – but hey, he’s at least 7 hours behind) are shutting up shop and I should be too, but when writing gets pushed to one side a quick post reminds me I’m still a writer (and is a damned sight easier than a chapter … Continue reading Why wait?
It was only when I read Nathan Bransford’s post on writing competitions that I realised that the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award is still going strong and for a minute I was tempted to enter again for 2010. Then I remembered the whole agonising process. For those not already in the know, this is how it … Continue reading Suddenly I See
After a run in with the five verses of ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ with the East Bristol Chorus on Sunday, I’m a bit off traditional greenery. On the other hand, the camelia I’ve been pampering since last spring has repayed my care by flowering right now and so I’ve moved it to the front … Continue reading The camelia and the ivy (celery optional)
On Saturday, Issue 3 of The Yellow Room arrived, and being too beleagured by seasonal franticness to engage with the writing there and then, I settled for skimming through the ‘bios’ – helpfully picked out in bold at the end of each story. To a certain extent this is dangerous – these people sound so interesting compared to … Continue reading Life lines
There’s a lot of sniggering in the golf and wider world at the woes of Tiger Woods who has always earned respect (if not affection) from his public for being not just the top golfer in the world but a hard worker with irreproachable ‘family values’. Now that he has become, like so many before … Continue reading Tiger, Tiger, not so bright