An unusually chatty post featuring a potentially endangered brood of moorhens, the Irish Referendum results, the Duck Principle, and some odds and sods about writing and platform building. Not one you want to miss. … More Odds and Sods
Recently, an article popped up, written by a lady in defense of why she doesn’t allow her children to read fiction. Part of her argument was that it isn’t true therefore it is a lie and God commands us not to lie, but perhaps it’s possible that fiction is often truer than we can bear to be out loud. … More The Teachers, The Wizard, and Why Our Children Should Be Allowed to Read Fiction
Just for fun, I recently wrote this short sort-of-story. I’m not usually into crime and detective writing but who knows, it was enjoyable enough that something might come of it one day. Enjoy.
He was an excellent speaker, unobtrusive but captivating. He did not flog us ten easy steps to getting published, nor did he attempt to dazzle us with eloquent yet empty verbosity. The man spoke simply and humbly and said just this:
Write what you know. … More William Feinnes, The Snow Geese, and Why I’ll Never Be Tolkien
The following is a chapter from a currently nameless fictional piece in progress simply because I’ve written about three pieces this week and don’t feel too happy publishing any of them. So here’s a dose of fiction for a change. It’s only the first draft so don’t get too excited but I hope you enjoy … More A Chapter For A Change…