Category Archives: Poetry

How Not To Make Friends On Twitter

Image: Telegraph.co.uk I’ve started using a service to monitor who follows and unfollows me on Twitter. Through registering with TwitQuit, I’ve been able to highlight some interesting activity that I wouldn’t otherwise have been aware of. As you might expect, … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

Image: Slate.com Happy Groundhog Day! Although this is mainly an American and Canadian custom, I love the whole idea of it. Punxsutawney Phil comes out and if he sees his shadow, we get six more weeks of winter. As it … Continue reading

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February GDR Plan

Fiction * Review BACCARA BURNING * Complete polishing off GATECRASH * Send GATECRASH to beta readers * Submit and recycle short fiction returns – not done Poetry * Continue work on LONDON chapbook for spring release * Continue writing coffee … Continue reading

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January Review of Work

Fiction * Complete polishing off GATECRASH – not complete; still in progress * Send GATECRASH to beta readers – not done * Submit and recycle short fiction returns – not done Poetry * Publish SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE on … Continue reading

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I’m Back and with Book News Galore

Image: JT Lindroos Hello again an welcome back to Freedom from the Mundane, the daily writing blog I have been keeping up since sometime in 2004. My blogging record since 2012 began has been dismal. In fact, I’ve not blogged … Continue reading

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Illustrated Edition of ‘Silly Poems for Wee People’ Now Available

Image: Chas Stramash Silly Poems for Wee People (Illustrated) Yesterday saw the launch of the illustrated edition of my popular kids’ poetry book, SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE. Published under my pseudonym, Chas Stramash, the book is 38 pages long … Continue reading

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Time is Tight and the Scotrail Fiasco Rumbles On

Image: FoxNoMad Tight with Time Things are starting to get tight with time and for once it’s NOT to do with the eternal battle between the day job and my writing career. This time, it’s Christmas versus DIY. The house … Continue reading

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Researching the Paranormal

Image: The Sun Very tired yesterday. My eyes felt swollen in their sockets and I was unable to concentrate much for the early part of the day. I thought a good coffee would sort me out, but that just gave … Continue reading

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Visiting Friends and Family

Image: Ena Galbraith Visit to the Folks I was out and about over the weekend. I was through to see my folks on Friday night and then down south to see my mate. I drive down with my pal, Mikey, … Continue reading

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Not Even Hurricane Bawbag Can Squelch the Scottish Humour

Image: Spoof Yesterday was probably one of the most exciting days Scotland has had with regards to the weather, in decades. And while the aftermath of the storm will mean a lot of cleaning and tidying up, in true Scottish … Continue reading

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