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”
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Being mindful without mysticism
The Microsoft Bing definition or Mindfulness. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something: “their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition” a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. How I applyContinue reading “Being mindful without mysticism”
Writing expressionist novels leads me inevitably to write mindful literature. The technique of exaggerating the observed in order to explore its forces, forces me to create situations in which every human emotion is examined. This includes the fears and loves of the reader. The chapter in The Last Stop where Jack and Maria dispose ofContinue reading “Writing Mindfully”
So why do authors bother?
Why do we write We are exhibitionists, who want to be the centre of attention. Really? There must be easier ways! We want to put the world right. Dream on. The world isn’t waiting for us. We want to get rich. Stop laughing! Here is the truth? We have deep insecurities and writing about themContinue reading “So why do authors bother?”
Jane Austen knew – fallible heroines create nervous male moments
Three polit novels. Money back if you don’t laugh or cry. See the series of power women heroes.
Cold showers and broken tablets – But not from 50 Shades.
Goddesses rule! after a feisty fightback. Connie Grimshaw gets herself in a mess, by playing sex-games in book 1 of Goddesses. She gets herself out again by fighting the bad boys in book 2. Here is an excerpt, where she and her lover try to work through an Aubrey Beardsley moment. They play Venus andContinue reading “Cold showers and broken tablets – But not from 50 Shades.”
Something to stop you falling asleep this Christmas
A story that centres on a young woman’s struggle to free herself from the sex industry.
Black humour and thrills to put you behind the sofa.
Coming of age in modern Downton Abbey
The full story is available via Amazon, with all the twists, turns, love, mendacity, betrayal and sin and error, every romantic thriller should encompass.
Someone Tell Me What Is Going On – Millie Backhouse shouts as her life descends into confusion.
She sorts it out, of course.
Refracting a Haiku
Medieval glass makers created the spectrum effect. Rainbows are caused by water droplets altering the speed of colours in white light by different amounts. This separates them and produces a spectrum of supposedly, seven colours – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. And there is the rub. Most people can’t discern all seven, becauseContinue reading “Refracting a Haiku”
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.”