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Let there be books…

Let there be books…

South-West Scotland has much to recommend it. First off, it's part of Scotland which is, itself, no bad thing at all. Second, it has some beautiful...

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(Anti-)Social Media…

(Anti-)Social Media…

Ah, Facebook. That dodgy doyen of data miners. The pernicious paragon of privacy invaders. The appalling accomplice of advert slingers. We all know...

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Finding a voice…

Finding a voice…

If I were to dig out all of the old posts that used to be on this blog, you would find a distinct pattern emerging. It's probably best described as...

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The Clachanpluck Poems

The Clachanpluck Poems

I still seem to be stuck in poetry mode at the moment, although these little verses came about in a slightly different fashion.  It's all Facebook's...

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The Hills

The Hills

When you're on a roll, you're on a roll.  Yet another poem.  This one isn't dark, it isn't angsty and it isn't an airy-fairy exercise in writing...

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If I had known…

If I had known…

More poetry today - and this one is deliberately a little bit of an arty-farty exercise.  It's also another slightly dark one.  Well, maybe not...

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At the End

At the End

When not trying to dream up characters or plots or similar fictional devices (and when not being silly on Facebook or elsewhere) I sometimes try my...

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Dinner Date

Dinner Date

Authors, critics and experts on writing have identified various models for the creation of characters. One particular model offers four ways to...

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