Monthly Archives: June 2012

In Praise of Snot

My home town of Nottingham was originally called Snottingaham. I can’t think why they dropped the S but anyway, it means it was the home (‘ham’) of the people of (‘inga’) an Anglo-Saxon tribal leader called Snot (or Snotta). Advertisements

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Plot

I realise I will be teaching my grandmother to suck eggs as far as many readers of this will be concerned, but I regularly get manuscripts for appraisal where even though the writing might be good in many ways, the … Continue reading

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Headline from my local paper…

Calls for action after ‘explosion’ in abandoned pregnant dogs I should think so to. The least they can do is clear the mess up. Yuk!

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The View From My Writing Room

Located in the east wing of Beardsley Towers: Front Rear Looking east (I’ve been trying to get that bloke to leave my property for some weeks now. He says he’s aiming to become one with the universe but I think … Continue reading

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Pet Hates No. 57

Turning nouns into verbs: Tasked Surveilled Sourced Prioritised And, on a topical Olympic theme – Medalled Stop it, people.

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The “He said” Horrors

Another in my occasional series of blogs to prove that I know everything there is to know about writing. Some people call them ‘tags’, others ‘identifiers’ – those bits you add after a character’s speech such as ‘he said’, ‘John … Continue reading

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The Man in the Cafe

I often go and do a bit of writing in my favourite cafe. I don’t actually get much work done because there are too many distractions, but I feel that proper writers write in cafes sometime so I do it … Continue reading

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