Berlin in Haikus


An author likes to have a project on the go, which isn’t always easy due to the vagaries of inspiration. In such circumstances I look back through some photos and choose one to write about. After all, the act of making a photograph is, in itself a mindful act. I spotted this amazing woman, inContinue reading “Berlin in Haikus”

I couldn’t afford a therapist so I watched Frasier.


(Cristela Alonzo) I couldn’t afford a therapist so I started writing about my man hang-ups – by imagining I am woman. It works. Put Clive La Pensée – into Amazon. Look for Goddesses for some free pages. There was a trip I had been promising myself – to the Südgelände. I knew that once theContinue reading “I couldn’t afford a therapist so I watched Frasier.”

Unsettling and sexy, in equal measure. Your hidden desires, too?


How to plan a seduction. One can take a leaf from nature’s handbook and let it all hang out. Picture by Kerstin Winters – Flickr.com Connie Grimshaw was seduced into a life of sexual liberation by two ill-advised sherries at lunchtime. I posted the first half of Chapter 1, in which Connie, offered enticements forContinue reading “Unsettling and sexy, in equal measure. Your hidden desires, too?”

Goddesses – Riposte to 50 Shades.


Image by Grazia – flickr.com Excerpt from 49 ½ Shades of Charcoal – Get free pages here. Chapter 1 – The Flirt ‘Connie! You look like you have seen a ghost!’ ‘A ghost would be fine, Dee. I could put it down to too much cheese or a raunchy kipper.’ My PA Dee was wideContinue reading “Goddesses – Riposte to 50 Shades.”

A long haul for heroes


A writer’s problem – readers think you are your hero. So you cunningly create a hero or heroine and your best friend reads your work and deduces that you have visited that city, the brothel, ridden your bike down the very mountain path etc. or whatever else occurs in the story. After all, academics argueContinue reading “A long haul for heroes”

Book launch – Raunchy Goddesses.


Still Waters Run Deep Goddesses or 49 ½ shades of charcoal, is the full title. It is my challenge to 50 Shades. This isn’t about a woman who does things in the bedroom or dungeon, with which she can’t identify. It’s about a woman who realises her sexuality has been too long in the cupboardContinue reading “Book launch – Raunchy Goddesses.”