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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Posts added in December 2007

Changing Geography

WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier is a blog with a difference, made up of transcripts of Harry Lamin’s letters from the first World War. The letters are being posted exactly 90 years after they were written. This adds an extra dimension to the texts, as we do not know Harry’s fate, whether there will […]

Presque vu XXXVII

DeepGenre hosts an interesting discussion about what works on an author’s website: I think… skip the bio if your life is entirely boring and devoid of events, but add it otherwise. And preferably add it with more details than the “John doe is a farmer from wherever who lives with her husband and five cats […]

Tourists and Chips

In The Fragrant City, where I was born, I’m nothing until I can speak English. This wasn’t the case for my father or his father, or for any of my ancestors going back more than 12,000 years. They were who they were. But for me and my brothers we are what we do. They are […]

Pudd’nhead Wilson’s on the Phone

A new site called Books in my Phone could prove useful to those of us who don’t want to carry around an expensive e-reader. All titles are free to download and install on your phone. You can browse the available books by Author or Title; or you can pull up lists of classics through their […]

A Poem By Tom Leonard

From a series called ‘Unrelated Incidents’ – from Intimate Voices – 1984 (3) this is thi six a clock news thi man said n thi reason a talk wia BBC accent iz coz yi widny wahnt mi ti talk aboot thi trooth wia voice lik wanna yoo scruff. if a toktaboot thi trooth lik wanna […]