Tag Archives: Writing

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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At the Starting Blocks

It took two hours of careful construction, but my new writing desk came into being on Friday evening. I’ve built a few items of furniture over the last week but this was the toughest, mainly because it was so large … Continue reading

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A New Desk

Two Thousand and Sixteen 2016 was a monumental year. I married my soulmate, had the honeymoon of a lifetime in Paris and New York, bought a new home in a lovely part of Scotland, and moved in just in time … Continue reading

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Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield I went to see Colonel Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut of some considerable fame, speaking at the Usher Hall last week. Talk about inspirational! His 90-minute presentation with videos, sound, imagery and even song, was as enlightening as it was gripping, … Continue reading

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Reaching For The Stars

Star Wars Rather sadly (to some), I’ve now seen Star Wars: the Force Awakens a grand total of six (6) times. I suppose one might argue I’m a little bit obsessed, but actually that’s quite wide of the mark. It’s more … Continue reading

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The Wrong Name

So, I have five goals for the year. Three fiction-related, one poetry-related, and the final one is all about reading. Reading takes care of itself. I’ve always been good at mining out slots to read during the day and the … Continue reading

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The CG Awards and Looking to 2016

So that was 2015. A year of ups and downs, but mainly ups. And on the writing front it was a year of, well, mixed fortunes really. But I’ll be kind to myself and say it was a step in … Continue reading

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