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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

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Over the Sea to Skye : Moffat Aboard a Puffer (Excerpt from Moffat III)

What it says, an excerpt from volume III of The Misadventures of Moffat. (As yet untitled, as Alan Davies would have it). If you can't be bothered to read it, I've recorded a reading of it and posted a link at the bottom of the excerpt. Image source is pinterest.nz. No known copyright issues

The Road Goes

on, but NOT ever on. Image used under CC-SA 2.5 Generic. Photograph by


Sometimes the simplest things are the most complicated. image from freeimages.com free for non-commercial use

Anemoi - Winds

Bank Holiday walk on the Northumbrian Coast. Image source: geography.co.uk. Licence CC- BY SA 2.0 photographer MikeatSeahouses

"One, Two, Three, Four!"

Not actionable. Image is CC0 and in Public Domain.


182 of my comments have received 196 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2016

nothing wrong with a long sentence, provided it's completely clear and you don't lose the reader on the way. Dickens was pretty good at sentences which sometimes seemed like Latin periods, but he was a dab hand with a semi and full colon. Unlike...

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Posted in the hungry earth (2 of 2)

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Posted on Sun, 05 Oct 2014

...agree there's some nice description.

You need to avoid a tendency to tell. 'He had been able to avoid... etc.'

I'm not sure I believe the internal monologue in the paragraph beginning. 'He looked past the end...' You say the boy...

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Posted in K Ward - part 1 (Out of Sight)

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Posted on Thu, 02 Oct 2014

the very word, uncanny. Fascinating etymology it has too.

Nice to hear from you. I've been away a while, I know


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Posted in By the Light of a Gibbous Moon

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Posted on Fri, 13 Jun 2014

Hey Jack, great pieces on an interesting day.

Just one thing:

"I offered Ewan a cheese sandwich, but he said his
friend had made him an old-fashioned bacon buttie. They’d been in the
army together. I went to sit on the...

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Posted in Unbounders Away