Category Archives: On Writing

Seven Years On…

Do you remember your seventh birthday? Mine: I remember we’d not long moved from a bungalow to a house. I loved the stairs, a wonderful adventure playground (alas, my mother did not agree!) And here’s a parallel: Today is my … Continue reading

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One Year of Crimson’s Creative Challenge

We celebrate this week one year of Crimson’s Creative Challenge. Wee-hay! And what a year it has been. There have been folks joined in, and folks dropped out, some have remained faithful, some we’ve never seen again. And the responses! … Continue reading

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The Spinner’s Game e-book Update #24

November update… and some news to report. I’m two steps nearer to publishing The Spinner’s Game, the date now set for the Vernal Equinox. 21st March 2020. Editing… that deep-down word-by-word polish I can report with great relief that Books … Continue reading

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Whisper it softly, Echo it loud

Yay, yay, yay, Whispers and Echoes have published another of my poems: Mellow Yellow. Check out this, and other poems and short stories here on their site. Sammi Cox, chief editor of Whispers and Echoes is well-known and loved for Sammi’s … Continue reading

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The Spinner’s Game e-book Update #23

October update… I can now answer the question: Will I be ready to publish The Spinner’s Game quint at Christmas? No. So what’s left to do? Editing (a deep-down word-by-word polish) Books One and Two – The Spinner’s Child and Lake of … Continue reading

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The Spinner’s Game e-book update #22

September update… and the question remains: Will I be ready to publish The Spinner’s Game quint at Christmas? While it is possible, the time out from writing these past two months don’t inspire great confidence in reaching that target. After … Continue reading

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The Spinner’s Game e-book update #21

August … and the question is: Will I be ready to publish The Spinner’s Game quint at Christmas? It is possible. Although I am glad it’s my own imposed deadline, and thus moveable, rather than an agent’s or publisher’s. I … Continue reading

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Finish the Story: Island Getaway, Part 9

Michael at Morpethroad tagged me for the latest Finish the Story prompt from Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith. Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith gave us the image above (by enriquelopezgarre at Pixabay) and started us off with this: As soon … Continue reading

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Vagrant Whispers

The fourth poem accepted by Whispers and Echoes—Tattered Remnants—is published today. Tattered remnants of desiccated leaves … See Whispers and Echoes for the rest of the poem Tattered Remnants was written in 2003 and posted on crimsonprose in my first … Continue reading

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The Spinner’s Game e-book Update #20

July … and I’m thinking Christmas will see the publication on Kindle of The Spinner’s Game. The first three books – The Spinner’s Child, Lake of Dreams, and The Pole That Threads – then a month later, the final two: … Continue reading

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