Category Archives: Poetry

‘Living Leith’ Delayed

I spent last Saturday with my wife in both a professional capacity as well as a social one. I’ll cover the professional part first. I’m still on the hunt for a suitable front cover for my forthcoming poetry chapbook, LIVING … Continue reading

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Ruth Nicol and Cover Problems

I first met Ruth Nicol back in 1997 when we both worked for a now defunct life assurance company. We worked in the I.T. department, which in itself was pretty much as you’d imagine: dull, soul-sucking, and barely bare-able. My … Continue reading

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What’s Up for 2013?

About the only thing I managed to do during the latter half of last year was put together a plan of work for the new 2012/13 writing year – that’s September onwards. Obviously, that’s been nothing short of a disaster … Continue reading

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A Bit Of A Maddy

Took a bit of a maddy yesterday. I had a 9:30 meeting in Ratho on the very western edge of Edinburgh and managed to get there 1 hour and 10 minutes late. I TOTALLY buggered up the buses and managed … Continue reading

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A Couple of New Releases

Bit of a mad weekend: two books released, a play, a lot of writing, more reading, and a new project on the horizon. Let me explain. New Crime Novella Released On Friday my newest crime book was released to the … Continue reading

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April Review of Work

Fiction * Complete BACCARA BURNING – done * Start revision of GATECRASH – IP * Send GATECRASH to beta readers – not done * Re-write DAFFODILS for Bloody Scotland competition – IP Poetry * Complete production of POEMS FROM A … Continue reading

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Lessons in Editing

What a week! I threw myself into a lot of work this week, feeling that if I didn’t, I would lose the plot altogether. You can only go so long without writing, with or without a plan, because the part … Continue reading

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