A Rather Enthused Update!

I’m feeling rather excited lately. Add to that inspired, clear-headed, motivated and… well, you get the picture. But why? After so long of muddling along with my writing and trying to juggle it with other ways of making money (and failing), I’ve seen the light at the end of the tunnel! Frustrated at doing so…

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Hellyon’s Stand and Re-vamped Writer’s Site

At last the day has come! After a month or so of re-editing my first novel – I think I lost about 3000 words in the process – and getting stuck into the dark art of WordPress design, I can finally reveal the results! Hellyon’s Stand Hellyon’s Stand was a novel I started way back…

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The Sock Rant (or Fifty Shades of Some Sort of Black)

What is it with socks? Surely they have to be one of the uglier items of clothing you will have in your drawers (unless you still wear Y-Fronts), and yet somehow, especially in Britain, we cannot do without them. After all, how many of us on a cold night where we can’t sleep for cold…

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A Cunning Plan, Baldrick!

So yesterday’s post told you how I had started feeling I was no longer a writer and, basically, going through a long dark night of the soul filled with social networking and the need to pop coloured bubbles. Now I shall tell you why it happened, and, more importantly, the conclusion. Why? Basically I fell…

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Moving My Goalposts

It’s been a tough old six months for my writing. I broke up with it. Then, unsure, I decided on a trial reconciliation, broke up again, stayed depressed on the sofa, became addicted to Facebook, games and morning TV and just generally bummed around feeling bad about myself. Writing had been a part of my…

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What Does ‘Local’ Mean These Days?

Just a little musing I’ve been doing of late (usually before my coffee fix!)… When I went food shopping the other day I realised that one of my criteria for buying was to go for produce that was as local to me as possible. That way, not only am I supporting local farmers and industry,…

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For What It’s Worth: My Take on the Horsemeat Affair

Having read and heard so much now about horsemeat being found in products described as beef, I feel I need just to add my own tuppence, mainly because I feel quite a few commentators don’t seem to grasp all of the possible consequences. First of all, to state my own stance: I would never knowingly…

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