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Observations on the activity – writing.

The Wrong Kind of Clouds – A Review

May 12, 2016 | 1

Synopsis

In Amanda Fleet’s debut thriller, The Wrong Kind of Clouds, Patrick Forrester is in trouble. Deep trouble. Someone wants him dead. In fact, lots of people want him dead, but one of them has taken him hostage. As … Read More

Reflections on the A to Z Challenge

May 9, 2016 | 2

Reflections

The A to Z challenge is difficult. I tried to find a perfect post length, long enough to make a point, but brief enough that people find it easy to finish.

This year, I had completed all of … Read More

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

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