Monthly Archives: August 2015

When Inspiration Knocks

It has been said that any book is ten per cent inspiration and ninety per cent perspiration, but without that initial spark of something, any written work is¬†drudgery. It is that ten per cent that gives the writer a chance … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Migrants

So here we are, with thousands and tens of thousands of migrants at the gates of Europe.¬† Every news report, every television screen is filled with pictures of desperate people clamouring to get in to the safe haven of Europe. … Continue reading

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How does one feel after writing a book?

It is a strange mixture of emotions. On one hand there is elation that a piece of work is completed; on the other there is a sense of loss. Last night I sent my latest effort to a publisher: Fort … Continue reading

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