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Fracine Prose (2006) Reading Like a Writer.

This is a delightful book. I've read it a couple of times and while I can't say I now read like a writer I can say anyway with called Prose knows their prose, in the same way that someone called pist knows their...Ok it's a rubbish analogy. This is one of my favourite quotes from Babel: 'I work like a pack mule, but it's my own choice. I'm like a galley slave who's chained for life at his oar, but who loves the oar. Everything about it...I go...

Rio (Update)

Although he's only run twice this season and finished third both times, Rio is going to have a rest for a few months before next seasons campaign starts all over again. The weather has been our worst enemy this year, with meetings being cancelled or abandonded due to flooding or heavy snow. We would have liked him to have four races at least but two will have to do. A couple of months playing in the field and eating well will do him the world of...

Mayer Hawthorne

About six years ago i was introduced to this guy's music. The recomendation came from a much older mate of mine ( sadly no longer with us ). He knew that we had similar tastes in music ( Soul, Funk, Jazz etc etc). He'd just released his first album. I listened to the album, it reminded me of Hall and Oates in their prime.The voice was falsetto with a rich soulfull tone. Bit, boppy, bit commercial, but the hooks were contagious. I pictured the...

Remember Me (2010) directed by Allan Coulter; written by Will Fetters.

Tyler Hawkins (Robert Pattison) and Ally Craig (Emilie de Ravin) get togehter for all the wrong reasons but turn out to the be the right reasons. It starts literally with a bang. Ally's mum is shot in a subway mugging, whilst she looks on. Ally's dad (Chris Cooper) by one of those film script quirks is a cop that pulls back the sheet on his wife's body. Flash forward ten years. Tyler is the kind of guy that kicks his latest conquest out of bed...

CREATION

BY ALAN LAMBERTON JNR It starts with a spark. An idea you want to grow. You want to shout it from the rooftops, but at this stage you can't let people know. Time to get work and there will be lots to do, but if you sit around, profits won't find you.

Stories...

Hello everyone. I'm working on a larger story that will hopefully be a novel, called Almost Human. I posted the first draft of the intro on here for you all to read. I'm also working on poems, and other short stories. I hope that you all can read them. I'll be updating regularly. Thanks!

Isaac Newton: The Last Magician, BBC 2, 9pm.

There was no calculus which, for me, was magical enough. Newton did not study mathematics or science, but natural philosophy. What was natural for him, was unnatural for me, although to be fair I did get a C grade at arithmetic. Using those well know variables of time, speed and motion Newton worked out how the planets moved, how gravity worked and how an apple fell from a tree. This was a ha-ha moment, because, of course, he wasn't sitting...

Thatcher has gone

I couldn't mourn for the passing of someone, who did so much damage with regards to introduction of privatisation and anilation of the coal industry,ship-building and strong union; unfettered then, council house building stopped, apprenticeship....what is that. The system we have now has been built on the need and greed of people who can't, it seems, feel complete unless they own the best of everything from houses to cars to money in the bank...

The King’s Speech (2010) channel 4, 9pm

Directed by Tom Hooper and an Oscar winning screenplay by David Seidler this is a story about a man that stammers and how he was ‘cured’ by the unorthodox Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue, played by Geoffrey Rush. I won’t be given too much away if I tell you that the chronic stammerer in question played by Colin Firth goes on to become King George VI. His father’s death and his brother’s marriage to Wallis Simpson puts him on the throne...

My Dogs and Day

It's been a long day of sleeping, playing, eating, fluting, writing, posting, page refreshing, texting, commenting, tweeting, more page refreshing. It's been a long day. But it has been productive. My mom is fostering a dog right now. We already have three. This dog, apparently has "challenges." (He's a very strong, forceful dog) this dog is a pain in my butt, but his little face is just so cute. My other dog has been feeling rejected so I've...

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