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My message may be unpalatable to some…

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
…certain individuals don’t like plain speaking, preferring to bury their heads in the sand. ~~~ One current ugly stumbling block for all writers these days to be ignored at all costs is the…

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Stan Green’s Secret #WW1 #shortstories #RemembranceDay

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
? ‘How old are you, son?’  Stan straightened his spine and stretched his shoulders back, looking beyond the man to the recruitment poster of Lord Kitchener, on the wall.  ‘Eighteen, sir.’ ‘Hmm. Date of birth?’…

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Voices of 1919

Originally posted on Poet Laureate:
Celebrate National Poetry Day in Worcestershire. Voices of 1919 Autumn in Malvern Festival  Elmslie House, 8 Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AG Tickets £8.00 available from Malvern Theatres  The Box Office, Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern…

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The Soldiers’ Pocket Books That Legitimized Paperbacks

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Even though pamphlets and softcover books have been available in Europe since the 16th century, US readers looked down on them until well into the 20th century. As a recent Atlas Obscura post by…

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Democracy… no, sadly it is not.

Thank you Sally for your courage. There are very few words here that I haven’t said myself, not that anyone was listening. My only disagreement would be on the views of Western Europe regarding the American Image. I’ve been living … Continue reading

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Originally posted on poetry, photos and musings oh my!:
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran ” I’m not offended by all the dumb-blonde…

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10 Things To Expect When Trying To Finish Your First Draft #MondayBlogs #AmWriting

Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore:
In my experience finishing a first draft is a lot harder than starting one. The last twenty thousand words of a first draft novel can be a weird time for you, the writer. Everything that can…

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Originally posted on spookyscaryscribbles:
I once was a child kissed deeply, powerfully, by the stars like a drunk lover kisses his bride Wanted them to twist electric bursts under my tongue All I got was gusts of air Watched them…

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My Dad’s a Goldfish – And now for something different

Originally posted on My Dad Is A Goldfish:
And by different, I mean totally unrelated to dementia or Goldfish. As followers of this blog know I have been posting rather infrequently over the last few months. One excuse reason has…

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#NewRelease #DonkeyBoy&OtherStories by #MarySmith

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
Many thanks to Marcia for letting me take over her blog to tell her 3,600 dear friends about the release of my short story collection, Donkey Boy and Other Stories. The ebook is already…

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