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“Try to avoid falseness and strain. Write what you really know about. Make it new. Don’t invent melodrama for the sake of it. Don’t try to run, let alone fly, before you can walk with ease.” – A.S. Byatt

Creative Writing

Can you see what I’m saying?

I’m a chatty person. I love a good, long conversation. I have pre-conversations with people to work out how I think a talk will turn out, often working myself up in the process or laughing at how I think they will respond. 535 more words

On Writing

13: your favorite writer

It very much depends on when you’re asking. In fact I’m not sure it’s possible to have a single favorite writer until you’re over halfway through your life; preferences, tastes and needs change too dramatically. 223 more words


R.I.P. to the Books I've never finished

I would describe myself as one of those people that must finish a book. Once it starts, it must have an end. But every long once in a while I start a book that I find repugnant or just plain boring, and for the life of me, I just canNOT finish it. 784 more words


Happy Hump Day !

The camel has a single hump;
The dromedary , two;
Or else the other way around.
I’m never sure. Are you?
Ogden Nash



On my right, a zoo zoo holding a bat with its mouth open looks on, a mug sits next to it, cold and white and as useless now as the teabag inside it. 748 more words

operatic cape

I like praise. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only person in my neighbourhood who does, given that nobody I know ever gives any evidence of wanting any. 574 more words