"Ho! Ho! Ho!" the menacing voice growled again, each Ho! punctuated with a forceful bang against my door. My mind raced. I mentally ran through my checklist. My tree was up, a regulation six-footer, and had been decorated in sanctioned golds, reds and silvers well before the December 12th deadline. I had sent cards to colleagues I … Continue reading The Consantabulary Call – An Alternative Christmas Story
I haven't posted for a couple of weeks and that's because I've been making pretty solid progress on my second book (still no title.) So why am I writing a blog post now? Has book 2 has come grinding to a halt? Well, to quote the great philosopher of our time, Reverend Lovejoy. "Short answer, yes … Continue reading Writing focus – Single project or Occasional Diversion?
As a thirteen year old, Adam had recently had something of an epiphany when it came to the word fuck. He’d said fuck at primary school, of course, but he understood now that he'd used it crudely and clumsily. Even in the first year of secondary school, his use of fuck had been poor, showing off … Continue reading The Joy of Fuck – Writing Sweary Characters