Monthly Archives: November 2012

Scientific Discoveries

It’s a well-known fact that many great advances of science are made accidentally. I now present to the world, and the scientific community for peer review, my discovery that a Parker fountain pen which is dropped in the bath (don’t … Continue reading

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Origins of Words & Phrases

For the next exciting installment we are back to the great age of sail The front end of a ship is known as the bow, or head. (The crude toilets on wooden sailing ships – basically a hole with a … Continue reading

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The ‘As’ and ‘Had’ Horrors

A couple of little not-so-good habits we can all slip into – one easy to understand, the other a little less so for some. I remember reading about the ‘had horrors’ when I was starting out. Most fiction is written … Continue reading

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Changing Times

Bobby Moore, one of my childhood heroes and winner of BBC Sports Personality of the Year, greets fans and photographers   Bradley Wiggins, modern hero and prospective BBC Sports personality of the Year, greets fans and photographers

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Local Newspaper Headline

Disabled Granny Attacked by Ferret Those evil ferrets – why couldn’t they have picked on an able-bodied granny?    

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The Five Second Rule

This new rule of writing, which after a years of thought and planning I have just invented over breakfast this morning while watching lots of people on the TV asking God to bless America, is a refinement of a writing … Continue reading

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Submissions

It’s easy to overlook this basic area, but every little helps! (And editors/slush pile readers, who probably go home dreaming of piles of manuscripts, seem to get irritated about little things like this to a degree out of proportion to … Continue reading

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