Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Recommendation for Writers: Reedsy Learning

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I have been a bit quiet recently. Life, as a whole, has firmly taken over. Paired with a dreaded case of writer's block, pages stayed painfully empty and my motivation went on holiday without me. Then I discovered Reedsy and now I'm slowly getting back into the swing.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Book Review: La Belle Sauvage - Book of Dust I

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .
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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

2017 - A Year in Review


A year ago, for the first time in many years, I made some New Year's resolutions. Time to look back and see what I have accomplished.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Flying Home for Christmas - A Short Story

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We all have at least one journey that went horribly wrong and that only seemed funny in hindsight - if at all. Well, here is mine from quite a few years ago. Recommended listening: Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Shadowguard (Pharim War I) - Gama Ray Martinez

Sponsored by a rich patron, Jez attends the Carceri Academy, where many of the country's elite go to study. Though his patron forbids him to study it, Jez finds he has an aptitude for battle magic. When a sleeping sickness sweeps the land, Jez begins experiencing strange visions of the creation of the world. He investigates them and discovers a trail of dark magic that indicates his patron may not be as benevolent as he originally believed, and Jez himself may be much older than anyone suspects.
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