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Ewan Lawrie

The picture is me signing copies of my novel, Gibbous House at Unbound Books HQ in Islington by the canal.
Both Moffat novels are available here

My stories

Roolz is Roolz

Well, they is. Image from pxhere.com free for non-commercial use CC0 PD

We Grin

Ranty, not ranty. Image source, public domain vectors.org.


The writer's equivalent of doodling... move on, nothing to see here. Image author's own.


...and this one isn't about pencils. Image author's own

Dreaming the Life

Just nonsense, no need to stop here... Image author's own...


233 of my comments have received 251 Great Feedback votes

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I do

Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2020

remember the ghost in the armchair from others' houses, it would have been a grandparent of course. Never saw anyone violent. That must be truly awful, like living with a tyrant.
The washing machine that we were encouraged to use in The...

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Posted in A Life Like That

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Posted on Mon, 07 Dec 2020

I don't feel there's too much dialogue at all. Exposition can be achieved through dialogue or narrative and you should definitely mix it up whether you're writing a short story, novella or a novel.

If I have doubts about which to use in a...

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Posted in Rude Awakenings (Part two of two)

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I do

Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2020

love a good nihilistic git as a main character! Fabulous atmosphere, I could almost smell Hot Plate Heaven.

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Posted in Pigeon Variations - Ch 4 - Hero Grill Chef

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One theory

Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2020

is that Ashurbanipal was Sardanapalus (and transliteration can do funny things, especially from cuneiform into Greek and later Latin script) BUT Ashurbanipal is everywhere else but in Cteisis's version - which itself is only known through...

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Posted in Historiography

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Perhaps your

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2020

next collection could contain a whole aviary? Another fine poem.
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Posted in Hoopoe

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Posted on Sun, 15 Nov 2020

If only it weren't all so nearly true!
Well done.

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Posted in Invisible

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Your poem

Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020

reminded me of a visit to the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore one day, over 40 years ago.

Monsoon season, I remember it well. Half the broadsheet back page of the Straits Times would be dedicated to forecasts attempting to predict at what...

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Posted in Monsoon

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Posted on Mon, 09 Nov 2020

striking imagery here.

Do you mean "algæ-d" at line 8?

Your poem finishes very strongly with these lines.

"the sun’s departure 

under the horizon’s guillotine,



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Posted in Retirement options for tube trains, #7, Foulness Island

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I think

Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2020

this has touches of MR James about it: something off, glimpsed out of the corner of your eye. Bags of atmosphere, you have a sure touch when generating a sense of place.


Ewan x

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Posted in Of An Outhouse In Autumn (2)

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Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2020

is good. And that's all I have to say.

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Posted in The Walrus and the Pearl