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Day 437 – What You Know.

There is an old writing adage which exhorts you to write what you know. Sound advice. If you have never been a police officer, or investigated a murder, then you might want to avoid crime novels. Yet plenty of writers ‘do’ crime. Why? Possibly because they want to murder someone and they’ve really thought hard […]

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Day 403 – Tradition.

Watch this. It takes 6 minutes. It’s about a Scots Gaelic singer named Julie Fowlis. She was born and brought up in Northern Uist, in the Hebridean Islands. She talks about musical traditions, some going back to the Twelfth Century. In many creative endeavours tradition(s) is(are) normally quite important. But I think in many instances […]

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Day Ninety – The Random Edition.

Day One began on Sunday 6th May, for no other reason than that was the day I decided to write – it was practice really – for between two and five minutes each day. There is no theme. No continuity. Simply, whatever comes into my head and my fingers type the words. Most of the […]

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I’m Enjoying Reading . . .

I am enjoying reading L.J. Ross‘ DCI Ryan detective mystery Holy Island at the moment. Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a murder detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered and he is thrust back into […]