Category Archives: Published Works

My published writings

ARTICLE: Beginning Modestly

It never ceases to surprise me the number of beginning writers who want to leap straight into the Big Time! I suppose their reasoning is that one cannot make a living by selling one’s efforts for £1 per 100 words. … Continue reading

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ARTICLE: On frying pans, fires, & boiling water

What have these to do with writing? Nowt!  But they’ve everything to do with action.  They’re the essential ingredients of any action scene in any well-written book.  Take a showdown between a private-eye and a couple of baddies.  in a … Continue reading

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When I Were A Lad

Another humourous offering from my writing archive: There’s a lot of talk nowadays about the battle of the sexes, much of it nonsense and hogwash, but what is often overlooked is another battle. Much older, and much more real. The … Continue reading

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The Futility of Philosphising

What is Life? The Philosopher mused As he sat all alone In the wood. And is there a difference He went on to ponder Between what is Bad And what is Good? And as he sat there The sun overhead … Continue reading

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Weep no more sad willow tree

Weep no more sad willow tree Sky no more be blue Rain clouds change your dowdy grey For some brighter hue Let each flower become a rose Let rainbows fill the sky Widows put on your brightest clothes And let … Continue reading

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Girls (Written in 1988)

I think that this was my first attempt to write in the style of Jerome K. Jerome, having recently discovered his “Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow” and loved it. His articles all started with the word “On”. However, I … Continue reading

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Old Friends

(Being a feeble attempt to write in the style of Jerome K. Jerome) Of all the creatures I dread meeting, old friends must top the list. Centipedes may repel me, spiders make me jump, worms sicken me, but old friends … Continue reading

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