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Doing the Ironing

I’m really enjoying writing this new novel. How long has it been since I said anything remotely like that? The past couple of weeks have been particularly intense as bit by bit I’ve picked away at what this novel actually … Continue reading

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A Scottish Summer Solstice

Image: The Herald Summer Solstice Today is the Summer Solstice. In astronomical terms it’s when the sun’s apparent position in the sky reaches its northernmost extreme, and appears to come to a standstill before reversing in direction. In Scottish terms … Continue reading

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Eat Your Heart Out Leslie Nielsen

Image: The Sports Hernia Until last night I hadn’t shaved my hair for 11 consecutive days. For me, this is quite a record. I’m a skinhead, and normally shave back my hair to the bone every 4 or 5 days … Continue reading

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Bachelor Boy

Image: SELL Yesterday morning was all about one thing: the ticket launch for this year’s Edinburgh Book Festival. As you can see if you scroll down to yesterday’s post, I got all the tickets I was looking for. Will Self … Continue reading

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First Draft Of Baccara Burning Down, Finally

Image: Unknown Deary me, yesterday was long and tiring. If you haven’t already heard my new book, SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE VOL.2 was made available to the public at large, which for me involved much PR work and marketing-related … Continue reading

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Three Cheers For Spike Milligan

Image: art247 I spent yesterday working on BACCARA BURNING. I hit another sticky patch with it early on but I think I was just missing the obvious. I put it down to being rusty having had so long away from … Continue reading

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Back On A Creaky Wagon

Image: Byrion Smith I wrote some poetry last night, my first writing of any form for almost two weeks. It wasn’t great stuff but at least it was writing, as in, the pen transferring my thoughts onto the page. It … Continue reading

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