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Stuart Lennon | February 20, 2018

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Observations on the activity – writing.

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

R is for Reading

April 21, 2016 |

‘There is no friend as loyal as a book’.

That chap Hemingway again.

Like many people I fell out of reading for a while. Not on purpose. It just happened.

After all, we are blessed with so much choice … Read More

P is for Procrastination

April 19, 2016 | 4

Of late, writing for me has been 1% production and 99% procrastination.

In fairness, I believe that a large % of most endeavours is spent on activities that have little, or at best, only a tangential bearing on the … Read More

O is for Organised Crime

April 18, 2016 | 4

I know that this is obvious, but Organised Crime is not a good thing.

It is worth writing down, because Organised Crime has had, and still has, some fantastic PR. All sorts of romantic associations of Organised Crime as … Read More

N is for NaNoWriMo

April 16, 2016 | 2

National Novel Writing Month. It’s all in the title really.

I have mentioned NaNoWriMo in several posts already. Briefly, the challenge is to write fifty thousand words of a novel in the calendar month of November.

As a way … Read More

M is for Money Laundering

April 15, 2016 | 6

Organised Crime is about profit.

Status and power have a role, but ultimately Organised Crime Groups exist to get rich.

Ever since the FBI used tax evasion laws to nab and imprison Al Capone, criminals have strived to make … Read More

L is for Lonely

April 14, 2016 | 4

On the whole, I am comfortable in my own company. I’m an only child and lived for many years as an expatriate.

Despite this I have found writing lonely at times.

When in the grip of writing a story, … Read More

K is for Kill

April 13, 2016 | 4

Calm down. The wife is not under the patio.

‘Kill your darlings’. William Faulkner no less. (Back to those great American writers again.)

Writing the first draft of the best ever debut novel written by me, the challenge was … Read More

J is for Journal

April 12, 2016 | 4

I keep a journal.

In the past, I used a brilliant app called Day One. This allowed me to update from my computer, my iPad and even my phone. I could ‘geo-tag’, add photos, a soundtrack even.

Now, I … Read More

I is for Index Cards

April 11, 2016 | 7

Index Cards – This template is courtesy of my writing buddy Amanda Fleet. (Her blog is here.)

Her soon to be released novel, ‘The Wrong Kind of Clouds’ was written using index cards like this. You should get along … Read More