Category Archives: Video

It’s That Time of the Year Again

Image: Unknown Shocked Lunchtime. I’m munching on a chicken roll and a cup of bacon and sweetcorn chowder soup. I tune into the BBC News website, as I always do, to see what’s happening in the world. One of the … Continue reading

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Sometimes it Pays to be Bold

<t able style=”float: left;” border=”0″ width=”170″> Image: Alliance Online A good day. A very good day. Workshop I worked through and revised the final exercise on the Advanced Dialogue course. The next stage will come after the course, so I’m … Continue reading

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Piecing Together a Plot

Image: Row Three Workshop Over lunch, I wrote and posted the revised version of part 2 of the fourth exercise at the Advanced Dialogue workshop. I’ve edited in a sentence or two to subtly indicate where the antagonism is coming … Continue reading

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The Last of the Workload

Image: Glasgow City Council Book Fest It’s Book Fest Eve! Yup, after all the scrambles for tickets, arranging dates so as not to clash with social events, and ensuring there are no clashes with the day job, it is finally … Continue reading

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Dark Tales and Experiences with Aidan Moffat

Reviewing a unique performance from Aidan Moffat at the Sierra Metro art gallery, and a very special birthday bash for someone in the family Continue reading

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Media and Marketing

Image: Diffusibility Friday is here thank goodness and it feels like it’s been a heck of a long week. The day job is responsible for these feelings of dragged out days, but outwith these shifts I’m making good progress on … Continue reading

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Ryan Dunn – A Short Tribue

Today’s blog post has been set aside in order to pay tribute Ryan Dunn, who died in a car crash last week aged only 34 years. Dunn and his cohorts at Jackass gave me many, many gut wrenching laughs over … Continue reading

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The Friday Video

This week’s Friday vid comes all the way from the United States. A simple boat ride with the hope of doing some fishing turns into a nightmare for some blokes and their kids. If you can’t see this video, click … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Book Festival Programme Highlights

Image: Stock Book Festival Highlights From the moment I got out my bed yesterday morning I was held in a mode of excitement. I knew that at 12 noon the Edinburgh Book Festival was being launched, an event that not … Continue reading

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Writing Like a Mad Man

Image: Stock I’ve been writing and working pretty mad these last few days, so no blogging made it onto my agenda. Mostly, my time has been consumed with the day job and then writing my new novel in the evening. … Continue reading

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