Category Archives: On Writing

I Cast My Net and Look What I Caught

With the publication of The Spinner’s Game back in March, I decided to kick-start my Twitter account (@crispinakemp1) which I started in 2018 and had promptly abandoned. To raise my profile (as they say) my activity has mostly been by … Continue reading

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The Gentry Game

Originally posted April 2013 on my dedicated History Blog (no longer running), I thought it might be of interest to those who delve into historical fiction, only to find themselves… bemused. Unable to keep it politely brief, I have tried … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #79

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN Here’s how it works: Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.) You respond with something CREATIVE Here are some suggestions: An answering photo A … Continue reading

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This Must Be the Place

Neve did a last-minute check of all things electrical. Then Rat came behind her and powered the computer. She half-heartedly scowled at him. He accessed iTunes and scrolled and selected – oh what a surprise – Talking Heads, This Must … Continue reading

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A Gentle Reminder this Bright Day in May

On this bright and sunny day in May, I’d just like to say… … all five books of The Spinner’s Game historical epic fantasy are currently on sale on Amazon, as paperbacks and as ebooks on Kindle Unlimited. Go get … Continue reading

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Beta Readers Wanted for Learning to Fly

BETA READERS WANTED FOR WORK-IN-PROGRESS Learning to Fly: The blurb When Neve’s grandma dies, she decides now is a good time to find her mother… only to decide against it when she discovers she’ll have to take a long-haul flight. … Continue reading

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Beta Readers Wanted: Learning to Fly

BETA READERS WANTED FOR WORK-IN-PROGRESS Learning to Fly: The blurb When Neve’s grandma dies, she decides now is a good time to find her mother… only to decide against it when she discovers she’ll have to take a long-haul flight. … Continue reading

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CCC76: Marjorie Dore

Marjorie Dore crouched in front of the tree Marjorie Dore cocked her head the better to see. Mama told me fairies live here Mama said I had to beware Are you listening, fairies? Do you hear? Then best you take … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #76

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN Here’s how it works: Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.) You respond with something CREATIVE Here are some suggestions: An answering photo A … Continue reading

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In High Traffic Season

Obsolete concrete hacked from the pavement Ear-muffled crew pneumatic hammering Why must they leave it till high-traffic season? Can anyone tell me the reason? 24 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Obsolete

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