The Tale of the Headache There once was a woman whose head ached continually and filled her waking hours with constant pain. Most of the time it was a dull, nebulous pain that could be worked through if she was concentrating but sometimes it was spiky and jagged and tore at her thoughts until she … More Monthly Musings – July 2016 – The Tale of the Headache and Other Stories
By Prof. B. Ard of St Francis College, Camford. The Plot Bunny, Lepus Fabula, or Plunny in the vernacular is a strange but loveable creature! No two are alike in size or looks and each one exhibits such different and contradictory behaviours and needs that offering this advice seems somewhat foolhardy. And yet it must … More On the Proper Care and Handling of Plot Bunnies
Which I’ve decided will be posted on the last weekend of every month because it fits into my schedule better! Life, the Universe and Everything Well, it may have been May according to the calendar but Mother Earth clearly didn’t get the memo, which makes me sad, not to mention cold and quite damp. However … More Monthly Musings from May
When I took my first tentative steps away from simply pouring out words into various notebooks and towards the possibility of sharing my work with other people, I signed up for a creative writing course with the Open University (back before the costs for anything but the really basic modules became prohibitive). As well as … More Writers craft – Critique: What it is, why I want it, and why I offer it.
And this is the question I am asking you, dear readers. I will continue to share a bit about what I’ve been up to in the monthly post but, on reflection, I’ve realised that I’d like the main part of the post to be a bit more interesting. I’m aiming for it to be a … More Having said I shall be posting Monthly Musings, the question remains: On what should I muse?
Which, respectively, are Lovely, Excellent and Noooooooo! I’ll work backwards and start with the Noooooooo. Which was my cry on Wednesday when I discovered that it’s possible to corrupt Word and Scrivener files by using them on both a Mac and a Windows PC via a USB stick. To cut a long story short (and … More Slightly Late Words from the Week
Yes, hurrah! Really quite loudly. This is because yesterday, after a rather long silence that I feared meant the worst, I found out that both requests I made back in December in respect of my job have been approved. I am therefore a proudly promoted person with a nice new job title and a respectable … More Words from the Week, otherwise known as the one where I shout hurrah!
And the words are Clickety-clickety-clickety-Woo-Woo!Yes, you guessed it, another train related posting, this time one written on the way home from a day working in London. It should be noted that I had been up since 4am in order to reach London for a spritely 8am, and fell asleep attempting to post it last night, … More Words from the Week
Last week my words were not for me but for Terry Pratchett. This week is sort of back to normal. Except that I’m still ill. It’s an insidious sort of ill, the joints and muscles aching, struggling to get thoughts from brain to mouth (or fingers) sort of malaise that is as exhausting as it … More Words from the Week
Dog is wondering if you spotted the deliberate mistake in the post last week. I however, am hoping you didn’t pick up on the fact that I said she was posing with her stuffed toy and then ended up picking a photo with no toy visible whatsoever. I’d try to tell you that consistency is … More Words from the Week or "I’ve been in my pyjamas all day"