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Happy Christmas

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Happy Christmas

Luck is the best bet

Forum active at last

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

After months of delay I have finally gotten round to installing a forum. I haven’t set up the boards yet but will be doing so today, hopefully. Anyway the idea is to have boards dealing with work shopping poetry, flash, short stories, novel extracts, chapters, prologues, plot ideas, character sketches and so on. I am also going to include some boards to discuss Philosophy Literary Theory and Literary Criticism, Book Reviews, Politics, Current Affairs and general chit chat. The last time I created a forum it was deluged by spammers posting crappy links to crappy porn sites. I’ve used Simple Machines this time and it seems better at stopping that rubbish. If you have any ideas for additional boards just let me know.

Gordon Brown’s woes are not a Labour problem – we are all in trouble

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Gordon Brown’s woes are not a Labour problem – we are all in trouble Telegraph Comment 15/09/08

It isn’t Gordon Brown’s fault that the US thought that houses make money. But it was his fault that he did. He let the banks, the brokers, the estate agents and all the others with a vested in the rest in ramping up house prices fleece trillions from the economy. He has presided over the ransacking of private sector pensions. He fiercely resists the needed rationalisation (ie redundancies) of the public sector. And of course he had a vested interest in the commissions generated in the housing boom – tax receipts. He ran out of money two years ago, Blair saw it coming and bailed out.

Houses don’t generate wealth, they are for living in. Production creates wealth. Ask the Chinese. They know this.

Literary Agent UK

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

This seems like an agency worth a shot. At least there is no reading fee.

Six Sentences

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

I came across a good site that accepts prose submissions some of which are published on the site.

I submitted a piece and It’s going to be published on the 6th December 2007. The website address is

The site is called six sentences. The the idea is to write, in no more than six sentences, a prose piece. Poetry submissions are not accepted. There are some excellent stories published there, which are often thought provoking and emotive. The standard of writing is high. Some authors cram an amazing amount into six sentences. Flash fiction is fun to write as it is so compact. The challenge of a short story in only six sentences is to be precise, evocative and concise.