Ewan

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My stories have been read 1274121 times and 949 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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.

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"Give Me The Keys, Grandma" [Mister Martínez Nineteen]

I think I'd rather be a myth, too. Image taken by MARIA ROSA FERRE source, flicker.com used under licence CC.2.0
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"Better Than Dying of Boredom" [Mr Martinez 18]

More mystery... why not? image source flicker.com. Photographer Giusseppe Milo Licence CC.2.0
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Moonshine

This is very old, and I'm quite surprised at where I found it, between a pantoum and a villanelle, which puts it during the second year of my CW Diploma with the OU. Naturally, that shows, but at least it's not poetry, eh? Image is PUBLIC DOMAIN... hoorah. Source Wikicommons.
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Tempus Fugit

Someone once said some things very like these to me when I was younger, I should have listened, but ... well, as a teenager/young man I was ALWAYS right. Now I'm older, I know that there are many more than two sides to anything. What do you call a shape with two sides..? Exactly. Image use licence Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International source; wikipedia. Creator: Yakidono

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107 of my comments have received 113 Great Feedback votes

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Really liked this.

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

You might want to think about the "I"'s lining the page like telegraph poles. It often happens with a first person narrator, I've done it myself. Once it's pointed out you always see it.

Utterly, utterly believable. I hope it's fiction,...

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Posted in What happens near Rome

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This is really good.

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017

The voice as has been mentioned is really good. I like how much subtext there is. How much we're left to fill in for ourselves about your narrator.
A couple of tiny things. Plural of taxi is taxis, there is an archaic form taxies, but it's...

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Posted in Earth. Live. Neutral.

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This rich

Posted on Sun, 18 Jun 2017

and textured riot of colour and blooms reminded me of Christina Rossetti's work. It is a deserved Facebook/Twitter Pick of the Day. Why not share or retweet if you like it too_

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Posted in The Ghost Queen.

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terrific stuff...

Posted on Thu, 08 Jun 2017

As good on the ins and outs of the Basketball dream as Harlan Coben (it's a compliment)

best

Ewan

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Posted in Hello Walls (Chapter Four)

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Two

Posted on Wed, 07 Jun 2017

Typos, it's Gauguin!

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Posted in Listed

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Did

Posted on Sat, 27 May 2017

I tell you how much I like this? There is satire, menace, allegory, myth and fable, also some tight writing anyone would be proud to have written. It takes genuine talent to get all that stuff in a piece of writing without bashing people over the...

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Posted in Boatman's dream 22

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Yes,

Posted on Tue, 09 May 2017

you could actually start from "The sun blazed". All the expository back story is a dense amount of telling about the characters. You could show a little all the way through.

"Most of the time he wore a light grey...

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Posted in Caiman's bazaar

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For me...

Posted on Wed, 03 May 2017

and how I write (I know, we're all different) I'd keep banging these out and then edit when you've completed a narrative (arc or spiral, who cares?) This is all sufficiently intriguing for me to persevere. If Tim needs to go, get rid of him later...

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Posted in Boatman's dream 10

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I do

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016

agree with Jack that the ending seems a little rushed. I'm not sure I want to see (much) more backstory or a substantially longer piece, though. Have you thought about making the story arc more circular... start from just before where it...

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Posted in Flowers (Part Two of Two) (IP)

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Splendid...

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016

the welter of detail contrasts with the things you leave out. The combination of observation of the mundane and the barest of allusions to horrific deeds makes it all the more chilling. Fine stuff.

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Posted in Flowers (Part Two of Two) (IP)

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