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Daily Writing Tip 27 of 100, The Very Very End: The Last Paragraph

For one hundred days, I’m going to post a writing tip each day. I have a whole bookshelf full of writing books and I want to do some reading and increased studying of this valuable resource. 220 more words


Chapter 4: Please, No More

The several weeks between posts about my thesis should suggest that I am done with writing, at least for the moment. I’ve sprouted four chapters of around 11 000 words each, and I just don’t have that many words left to give. 614 more words



Out of black, first fox appeared
Eyes neared legacy of Oates
Old Henry’s steel chamber negates need for coats
in cold of questions feared

Suggestions of tears soon enter… 36 more words


What In The Name Of Cripes Is Porridge, Anyway?

Considering we eat porridge every morning (with wheatgerm, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and a chunk of butter) you’d think Professional Moron would go on about it all the time. 331 more words


A Pocket Watch

I bought this wreck of a watch from ebay. The name Halliwell caught my eye, as it appears on Minnie’s family tree. The tree is extensive by now, linking many Dewsbury families. 416 more words


For The Spreading Laurel Tree

William Butler Yeats with his son , Michael , and Daughter , Anne , in the grounds of Thoor Ballylee, Ireland.

A PRAYER FOR MY DAUGHTER… 887 more words