Time to Write

I’m very pleased to say I have been accepted onto the Time to Write programme run by Paper Nations, a scheme to support people struggling with their writing practice. Unfortunately, writing has fallen down the list in the last couple of years as family and other commitments have taken priority. I never even considered applying […]

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Above and beyond

I entered a mountain writing competition last month run by the John Muir Trust.  The theme was ‘The day a mountain changed my life’ so my entry was probably a bit low key, but what can I say, that’s my style. (Actually, it’s a rewrite of a post I did a while back on hiking […]

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Success (and a special offer)!

Dear readers I am pleased to say that I recently gained a qualification in proofreading with the Publishing Training Centre. As I’m just starting out (and it’s nearly Christmas), I’d like to extend a special offer to fellow writers and authors to proofread your work for free! This is strictly a one-time offer while I […]

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Redcliffe subway wins award

Redcliffe Street underpass has won Most Intimidating Subway of the Year. Judges visiting Bristol for this year’s National Urban Decay Awards, noted how the subway’s darkened entrance, blind corners and sunken ceiling all contributed to a sense of ‘dread and uncertainty’, making it the favourite of the category. Local residents were thrilled with the award. […]

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Set sail for a new city

It was back in the summer of ’14 when I got my hands on the Los Angeles edition of Boat Magazine. The hazy rays that came through the window of the bar I was in seemed to go well with the dusky image on the front cover. I opened the pages and started to read. Like […]

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Write Like Nobody’s Reading

I recently put together a submission as a part of an application for a writing job. The process was a fairly straightforward one; write about something that inspires you and influences your practice. I opted to write about my current favourite magazine, Boat, as the theme and quality of writing always buoys me up 😉 However, a couple of […]

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Pat & Doris come to life

A few technical hitches later, I’m pleased to say that the cranes on Bristol’s harbourside are talking to each other again. For anyone who knows what I’m talking about, they’ve changed sexes and perspectives and will happily be bantering away between 10 and 4 everyday. For anybody who isn’t from round these parts, you might want to […]

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Picking up a trail

Jack sniffed the dirt. Someone had been here. There were traces of urine, possibly excrement too. He went to investigate further, but something was holding him back. Damn lead was always pulling Jack off the case.

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