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Writers and their quirks

Dear Reader, Thanks to Valerie Douglas I came upon a link to the Huffington Post which had a very amusing list of habits of writers of old. It’s so entertaining that I can’t keep it from you! • Poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller was very particular about his writing process. He worked mostly at night and hung red curtains in his study… (more…)

The indecisive writer…

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The Klingon Writer

Sometimes I just feel like making silly things.


Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous.  (Winston Churchill loved them.) Where there’s a will, I want to be in it. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright… (more…)


Writing a poem In seventeen syllables Is very diffic. (John Cooper Clarke, 1979)

The devil and his diary

Dear reader, Long time ago I wrote a very silly thing in 30 chapters. It was my work for Nanowrimo, and I had decided to write 30 days of the Devil’s Diary. What started out as a what do I care, as long as it’s words project, turned into a ‘story’ with lots of details about all kinds of things, mixed… (more…)

A good writer…

How to spot a reader…

1) They know more than you do… about everything. 2) They often use words that you secretly have to look up later. 3) They have magical cards that get them books for free. 4) They speak the names of people whom you’ve never met; who live in different countries, who lived in other centuries. 5) Their purse/bag/briefcase is always a… (more…)