Out in the White!

Hey there dear blog reader! Here in the UK we had a smidgen of snow over the weekend, I say a smidgen because compared to the rest of Europe, who’ve been bombarded with the white stuff, we’ve had it lucky! Here in snowy Cambridge we had around 6 inches, not much really, and certainly not…

The Last Text Message

You can call me a pessimist if you like. I won’t blame you. If I’m still around to place any blame that is. These will probably be the last words I write for a number of reasons. Firstly because I don’t much paper to write on and there’s no way on Earth I’m going outside…

What Inspires You?

What does the word “inspiration” mean to you? Does it conjure up images of an artist sloshing paint across a canvass? Monet perhaps, inspired by the play of light on water and the dream-like colours of the flowers. Or a writer inspired to pen a story about a real life event, and in turn potentially…

Gimme a Kissy!

Found this photo this morning before I set off for work. Usually I browse around for a quick look at the news, Google News does it for me at that time in the morning. Most days I switch off my PC and drive with a sense of “ho-hum, war here, drugs there, political squabbling in…

Honesty Box

“Lies are the devils way of tormenting the soul.” That’s what my Gram used to say. “You keep spinning that web of lies and sooner or later it’ll wrap itself around your spirit and bleed you raw until you cry from the pain.” When I was a lad I thought it was just an old…

That Day

“Are we safe here?” “No where’s safe these days.” “I don’t mean to question but–” “Then don’t.” “Sorry. Have you been here long?” “Weeks.” “I barely stay put more than a few days. They seem to know where you are after a while don’t they?” “Depends if you’re smart about it.” “I must be dumb…

Writing Tips Wednesday – Words = Candy!

This week: Dedicated writers get all the candy! Every Wednesday I’ll be sharing some hints and tips about how to improve your writing. These are basic things I have learned over the years, from writers websites, published authors and constructive feedback from friends, family and online pals. There is an argument that fiction writing cannot…