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See my interview on North Lanarkshire Live where we talk writing, Asperger’s Syndrome and lockdown.

Last week I had a great interview with Martin Greechan from North Lanarkshire Live and we talked about all sorts of interesting things, including my writing, Asperger’s Syndrome and lockdown. If would would like to watch the show again, please … Continue reading

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2019 in review

2019 will go down as the year I took decisive action and achieved proper tangible results. Action started in February when I went to BradCamp, an inspirational camp by Brad Burton. This was a true eye opener. I realised that … Continue reading

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A blether with Kim McLeod from Indi Authors World

Here I am talking to Kim McLeod from Indie Authors World as part of BookWeekScotland. It was great to talk to Kim about my writing, my latest book, Jack Janson and the Storm Caller and my Asperger’s Syndrome. Check out … Continue reading

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What a writer needs most – support.

Writing is a lonely occupation, writers are often shut away in rooms for hours at a time for days on end working on their latest manuscript with little or no contact with others for a considerable time. That doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions, why bother?

So, here we are on day ten of the new year, or to put it more accurately, another day of your life. I bet most of you have already broken your resolutions and had the cake, the cigarette, the alcohol, … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

The last couple of months I have been busy on a number of things related to my writing and moving it forward. I have done an online course on how to pitch to an agent and found a great deal … Continue reading

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A great night at the New Writing Showcase

Last night I was part of a writers showcase at the Glasgow West End Festival and I was able to read two of my poems at the event to around forty people. I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome three years … Continue reading

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Scenes from a park bench, part 2

It’s a more peaceful day than it was last week because there are fewer gulls and pigeons flying about. A gentle breeze caresses my face as I sit and watch a courtship ritual between 2 pigeons that ends in a … Continue reading

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What I do at the end of a writing session to keep the flow going.

As a writer I am lucky in that I can sit down in a disciplined way and write. I always have ideas and they flow onto the page without much trouble at all. One of the things I am sometimes … Continue reading

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Scenes from a park bench.

Yesterday was the first decent day in Glasgow this spring. Now, I sit on a park bench in Queens Park watching the world pass me by in its time honoured fashion. The gulls and pigeons swarm about, using mob tactics … Continue reading

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