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Street Art of Ouseburn

Wandering around Ouseburn you often come across unexpected things. As Zoe describes it in Addled, the area is “an evolving time capsule, an oasis of animals and art in the centre of town.” Here’s a glimpse of some of the most curious or arresting images I’ve stumbled across: ( 84 more words

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Status Report: The Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper

So I’m reading the complete Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper as research. In case you don’t know, The Last of the Mohicans and The Deerslayer… 841 more words


NANOWRIMO - The Baby Book Boom

In 2006 I decided to participate in a little heard of challenge called National Novel Writing Month – NaNoWriMo to its friends  (http://nanowrimo.org). Five years later I had the rough drafts of five novels completed and the realisation that if I could achieve the mammoth task of writing 50,000 words in 30 days, I had the discipline needed to one day see my dream of being a published author a reality. 475 more words



With Halloween approaching, my thoughts turned from the usual most interesting ways to murder someone (for fictional purposes only) to my second favourite thing to get excited about – abandoned locations. 629 more words


Silver Linings & Ridiculous Happenings

So, today is one of those days…a day where I have just wrapped up a good cry session in my car before walking into my favorite café with a splotchy face, red nose, and bloodshot eyes to begin my writing day. 734 more words


The Four Nations

What would be written on The Great Wall today?
What will the four nations arise and cry?

The North
The East
The West
and The South. 193 more words

What divine symbol?

An allegory is a symbol of your idea. What this means in practice is that your story is just a cover-up for the theme you’re representing; a surface story for the primary one.

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