Tag Archives: observation

The POV edit.

As writers we are always finding things to tinker with in our work before sending it off. But, as I have found to my own cost it is not the number of times a piece is read, it is what … Continue reading

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Scenes from a bus ride into Glasgow

It has been a while since I posted, there have been some interesting developments scattered in amongst the mundane of everyday living. More on the exciting bits in other posts. Yesterday I took a bus ride into Glasgow to pick … Continue reading

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Quiz show stupid answers, why you should be very alarmed.

The increase of young people showing their ignorance of the world around them and their complete lack of general knowledge should worry you. It should worry you a great deal. Why? Today’s young people are the tomorrow’s leaders of industry, … Continue reading

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Managing serial fiction – the nuts and bolts

I am now writing my fifth book of a young adult series concerning the eponymous hero Jack Janson. At the beginning in book 1, Jack is a few days short of his twelfth birthday and now, in book 5 he … Continue reading

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Scenes from a coffee shop part 7

It has been a troublesome journey from the Southside to Glasgow University, full of suicide pedestrians jacked into the hand held devises and cyclists without helmets. On University Avenue the road was backed up both ways and a range rover … Continue reading

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Scenes from a coffee shop part 5

Here I am again in the place where observation meets writing and even before I sit down with my tea and biscuit the rich tapestry of creativity weaves its magnificence in the busy Glasgow street before me. Heavily set jogging … Continue reading

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Scenes from a hospital restaurant.

I arrive towards late lunch and find the place buzzing with people. At all other times I have been here it has been empty, but most tables are full and over half look like students from some form of course. … Continue reading

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