Month: January 2014

It’s the pits

If Gustav Dore did photography. According to Dante, the Great Inferno has nine circles (I checked on Wikipedia – such is my commitment to this blog).  It’s pretty standard fare: Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and Treachery. Notable residents, of interest to writers, apparently include Homer, Ovid, Lancelot and Guinevere. Having detoured …

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Room for a Review

All writers love feedback. Granted, some of those early nuggets of insight may have stung like a somersault into a wasps’ nest; and even some of the later, apparently well-meaning critiques were as welcome as a phone call to discuss your gas supplier when you’re desperate to reach the loo.But a review that gets the essence …

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Son of a Beach

Although, like many writers, creating and reading stories was a passion from a young age, I also had another favourite activity. If we were on holiday in Norfolk, I could happily spend an hour or three on the beach at Cromer, examining stones and looking for something special. Away from Norfolk, I made do with …

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