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Real Life Stories: My Dad, by Angela Louise Garratt

My Dad lay there on the settee with dried blood coming from both his nose and mouth. He was 67 years old and had been diagnosed with liver and lung cancer just eight weeks before. 1,228 more words

Black Country


I’ve failed again, didn’t get it right, i always seem to mess it up somehow, what would they think of me , how do i even explain it. 601 more words


Motherhood, time and sandwiches

Our grown-up son is, for the moment, living alongside us in a small Studio that we converted from a garage a few months ago. The arrangement suits us all. 688 more words


Episode 10: Life, Writing, and Life Writing with Helena DeBres

Bonus!  Available only on our website,  Episode 10X includes a brief RTB discussion  about Exit Zero, a stunning “auto-ethnography” that raises fascinating questions about what it means when people retell stories or anecdotes about their own lives as a form of evidence that helps explain their overall worldview. 532 more words

Living While Writing

Happy Wednesday, everybody!  I woke up early today with some writing on my mind and some new info to share with you.  Nine months or so ago, if you’d have asked me about writing becoming my predominant activity of choice in the course of a day, I’d probably have said that writing is enjoyable but I don’t think I could make a living out of it.  851 more words


Life Writing Practice: intrinsic and extrinsic character traits

Ahhhh, another Wednesday writing session. This is a time where you shut off the white noise in your life, reflect, and hopefully end up with writing you’re proud of. 597 more words

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Real Life Stories: Black Country Train Ride, by Steve Moore

Smethwick Rolfe Street, Smethwick Galton Bridge, Sandwell and Dudley, Dudley Port, Tipton, Coseley…

Less alliteration than JB Priestly’s Wednesbury, Wednesfield, Willenhall, Walsall, but my first experience of the crawling train to Wolverhampton. 504 more words