Monthly Archives: September 2009

Ian Rankin’s Edinburgh

I watched a documentary the other day about Ian Rankin. He was discussing his writing, Edinburgh and getting rid of his character of Inspector Rebus. I haven’t read any of the Rebus novels, ‘The Flood’ was the first book of … Continue reading

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The area

So far the stories that I have been writing have focussed on the area that I live in. I think it might be an idea to go and take my camera out and get some photo’s another day, to build … Continue reading

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Daily Distractions

Wrote up another short story yesterday called ‘Head in the clouds’. I keep reading about all these women who write while they have babies sitting on their knees or whilst watching the school assembly. Are the just better at blocking … Continue reading

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I’ve written up ‘the biscuit factory’ story and ‘the fire’. Two down.

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Remembering a family

The father is large and ginger. All the children are ginger apart from the eldest who is blonde. They are unusual because they have 5 brothers, noone else on the street has more than 1 brother or sister. Their mother … Continue reading

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Flood by Ian Rankin

Just finished this novel. I got it out of the library because I’ve seen him on newsnight but not read anything that he has written before. It was an interesting read, you could tell that the place he was writing … Continue reading

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Haiku

Glum rain drags the sunInto a puddle to sitAnd reflect on life

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Some time of ones own

Finished reading ‘The Ninth Life of Louis Drax’ by Liz Jenson. Very good! I really enjoyed it, especially the parts from the viewpoint of the boy. The parts about the man with his face in bandage was very good. Although … Continue reading

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