The five moments of morning

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Wow! I like that! Why don’t I…?

Yes! That’s what I’ll do – write a story that dazzles and glows with an understanding of the heart-breaking beauty of life. Right! To work…

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A bit more awake now…

 

Morning coffee - inspiration!

Muse? Are you in there?

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From the deep obscurity of my mind – an idea!

This is it! The vision! Thank you, Muse! A couple of hours from now, I’ll have a story that sparkles, uplifts, inspires like the golden glow of dawn. Here we go!

Um… Uh… Arrgh! No, no! Concentrate, brain! More coffee, quick!

Two hours later…

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Hmm… Not quite what I had in mind. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow…


 

There’s a monthly photo challenge over at A ‘Lil Hoohah – you take five photos on a given theme and link back to the blog. This month’s theme is Morning.

Gazette n° 2 out tomorrow!

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The second issue of The Gazette has two stories in it. The first, A Typographical Error (1837 words) was simply inspired by an inversion of letters in a word, which gave rise to a completely different perspective on it and led me imagine a story around the two. Though it dates from a few years back I never sent it anywhere because I felt it was bit flippant for the seriousness of the topic it deals with. When I came back to it, though, it struck me that a lot more could be made of it, and that resulted in the second text Four Sisters: Susan (9182 words). This is in fact the start of a novel about, you guessed it, four sisters whose lives span much of the last century. A project I’ll come back to later, but writing up this first part enabled me to start giving it some substance. To subscribe to these free stories, click on the link on the right.


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Meanwhile, the first instalment of the weekly series What a Life! What a Day! is now available on Channillo, with the Muse Calliope telling us what makes her tick. If you want to know what she thinks of Tracy Emin’s bed, check it out! Or else, just spread the word – all proceeds go to the Against Malaria Foundation. Many thanks!

Snacks and the Muse

Launching the Izzy May I blog event related to writing, Izzy-grabs-life asks what comfort snacks keep us going. I’m afraid to report I have none, unless you count a gallon of coffee in the morning. Writing, in fact, keeps me too busy to eat, which is probably just as well, as it also, obviously, keeps me from exercising too. Unfortunately, this means I have no pics of buffalo wings, smoothies and pizza bites to display (none of which are available here anyway). So I’ll just post a link to a great song by Loudon Wainwright, which I’m sure many writers can relate to: