Monthly Archives: July 2012

POV

In an earlier posting I wrote a bit about the importance of the choice of viewpoint when writing a novel. I thought I would add to it here because a couple of thoughts on the subject came to me recently. … Continue reading

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Barefoot Running with Shoes On

Barefoot running shoes is blatant contradiction in terms, I hear you cry, but I’ve just got some so you’ll just have to humour me. My Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Neo shoes arrived recently, and this morning I gave them a … Continue reading

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Origins of Sayings

This is another one from the wonderful world of falconry. When they’ve finished flying the bird, in order to keep it calm and perhaps fool it into thinking it’s night time, they put a hood over its head – hence … Continue reading

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Update

In the spirit of barefoot running I walked around the house without any shoes on yesterday, and I accidentally kicked the leg of a stool. Very hard. Today, I’m hobbling about like an old man. Both my calves are rather … Continue reading

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Barefoot Running

I saw a programme recently examining the science and the proof behind things like expensive, hi-tech trainers and sports drinks. The conclusion in a nutshell was that thereĀ is no scientific basis for the need to keep glugging sports drinks or … Continue reading

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Origins of Sayings No 53ish

I’ve long been interested in naval history, and it’s surprising how many of the phrases and saying we use today come from ye olde days of sail, perhaps the most common and obvious one being ‘Learning the ropes’. But here’s … Continue reading

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Children’s Writing – Plot

In fiction anything is possible – you can invent new worlds and creatures, make ordinary people do extraordinary things, exhibit bravery they probably wouldn’t be able to summon up in real life, and so on. But there still needs to … Continue reading

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