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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Z is for Zenith

April 30, 2016 |

If the A to Z is a Challenge, then today is the zenith, the highest point.

This post was drafted in early April. It represents the clearing of the decks – leaving me free to concentrate on the redrafting … Read More

Y is for Years

April 29, 2016 | 1

‘Last month, I wrote a book, one hundred and twenty four blog posts and made six hundred and eighteen thousand dollars.’

Well done! It is always nice to see a fellow writer do well.

There are a few claims … Read More

X is for Xenophobia

April 28, 2016 | 2

(Image taken from The Daily Telegraph.)

Xenophobia. ‘Fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.’ Wikipedia.

More recently Xenophobia is understood to mean specifically a fear of foreigners.

In the best debut novel ever written by … Read More

Bye Bye Desktop

April 27, 2016 |

I have posted about how I am becoming a little more analogue in my approach to life.

I felt that technology was beginning to dominate and dictate my days. Through a combination of electronic tools, I was always connected … Read More

W is for writingchat

April 27, 2016 | 6

Every Wednesday evening, at eight o’clock, a bunch of people get together on twitter. Each week there is a different writing related theme determined by a shadowy collective that I think of as the ‘White Witches of Words’. (Boy, … Read More

V is for Venality

April 26, 2016 | 3

The Oxford English Dictionary defines venality as;

  1. The quality or fact of being for sale.
  2. The quality of being venal; readiness to give support or favour in return for profit or reward; prostitution of talents or principles for … Read More

BREXIT. Yes Please.

April 25, 2016 | 7

I love Europe. I have lived in several countries on the continent and visited pretty much all of the rest. I speak a few of the languages. My wife has an Italian ID card.

Whether it be for business … Read More

U is for Un-

April 25, 2016 |

 

Uninteresting, unbelievable, unfair.

Reading the first draft of the best debut novel ever written by me, I bumped into all three of these ‘un-s’.

A lot of the novel’s narrative was based on personal experiences and real events. … Read More

T is for ‘The Wrong Kind of Clouds’

April 23, 2016 | 1

It’s Saturday. One week until the end of the A to Z Challenge.

Today I am writing about ‘The Wrong Kind of Clouds’, the best ever debut novel written by Amanda Fleet, my writing buddy. You can order a … Read More

S is for Stationery

April 22, 2016 | 1

I have already blogged about Bureau Direct, where I get my notebooks. Another outlet where I recently purchased lovely headed paper is Honey Tree.

Spurred on by my enjoyment of writing in notebooks and sending letters, and egged on … Read More