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My stories have been read 227763 times and 133 of my stories have been cherry picked.
116 of my 772 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 120 votes

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Drew Gummerson

Author of Me and Mickie James (Jonathan Cape) and The Lodger (GMP), and many stories here and there. Follow me at @drewgum

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How I Write

I try and write every day although this is not always possible.

On Being Disembodied

On Saturday night I’m going to be disembodied. Come along if you want to listen.

Writing Tip no 39

Some people ask me, ‘Where do stories come from?’

I'm the head of a matchstick, I'm a number seven, I'm a...

This week I’m just making shapes. I’m the head of a matchstick, I’m a number seven, I’m a box of Cuban cigars on an ageing dictator’s desk.

I'm on Radio 4

Today at 3:30pm I’m going to be on Radio 4. Well, not me, but my story Teeth.

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116 of my comments have received 120 Great Feedback votes

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Good choice. Drew. 

Posted on Thu, 23 Jan 2020

Good choice. Drew. 

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Posted in January

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Catullus for me was a 30(+)

Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020

Catullus for me was a 30(+) year flashback.... You did Latin at uni? I only went to O level. I don't think there was an option to go further. 

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Posted in The Provinces of Sea Swallows

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This reminded me of Catullus,

Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020

This reminded me of Catullus, a personal nature poem speaking to another. Loved it. 
 

Drew

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Posted in The Provinces of Sea Swallows

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The writing is great and it's

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020

The writing is great and it's full of ideas. But you've got too many ideas for the story, that aren't about the story. I think, in my opinion, the 1st part prior to the detonation is too long - because it doesn't balance with this section. Which...

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Posted in The Free Market (Part 2)

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This is brilliant again, the

Posted on Sun, 19 Jan 2020

This is brilliant again, the pairing of similar words and how this carries on to a range of perspectives. And 'formic' - I love that. Never heard it before but close enough to the French and the context to guess its meaning. 
 

Drew...

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Posted in Anthill

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Stunning.  Drew. 

Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020

Stunning. 
Drew. 

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Posted in Lime Tree

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I like the absurd humour of

Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020

I like the absurd humour of it. 
The computer wears tennis shoes. And the dialogue over Mel Brooks is good. 
 

It's just my opinion but I'd think of a plot for it, rather than taken to another planet, clean some gutters, come...

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Posted in Salamander 7

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Synchronicity. We said the

Posted on Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Synchronicity. We said the same thing at the same time! 

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Posted in Across

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Haha. We've all got our

Posted on Sat, 04 Jan 2020

Haha. We've all got our version of that guy...

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Posted in Shooting The Engineer

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A tasty after-dinner treat.

Posted on Sat, 04 Jan 2020

A tasty after-dinner treat. Thank you. 

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Posted in To the belly of an osprey

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