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How a near death experience inspired a story...

I am positive that near death experiences have inspired countless works of fiction and non-fiction.  I just never thought this would happen to me.

In my case it started out innocently enough; I woke up one morning with pain in my abdomen, severe pain, but even at that I didn’t think too much of it because until then I had been fine.   596 more words


I’ve been a life-long daydreamer. Since childhood, I’ve preferred to get lost in my own imagination over any other entertainment. I like to take a thought, a passing comment, a throw-away idea and turn it into something more, something fully developed. 131 more words

How I Write

For the benefit of Mr. K

All through my blog posts I have told you of the incidents and people who have inspired me to write.  This post will be no different though I write it with great sadness. 580 more words

A Myth to Believe In

On Tuesday 17th February I submitted my entry for the Dundee International Book Prize. The week before I sent in an entry for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Opening Lines.’ It’s a great feeling to send stuff in; the achievement of setting a goal and passing it is a genuine lift. 1,088 more words

Writing Thoughts

Fact into fiction

When I first moved to California, I lived in Santa Barbara–a town I had never heard of before relocating to it.  It is a nice place, great weather, terrific scenery, and Hollywood stars walking on the streets like all of us nobodies, but after 5 years I decided it was not my kind of town so I moved south to the beautiful little town of Ventura and that is where I have been ever since.   769 more words

Animal Crackers

All through my posts I have told you how I often use real people as models for characters in my stories. Now I have a confession to make: This practice is not limited to humans. 343 more words

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