K is for Keyboard

Today is one of those days where thinking is hard. Therefore I have decided to blame my keyboard. I feel this will become a trend in the coming weeks, especially on days where I can’t think of anything to write. Clearly it’s my keyboard that is at fault so...

J is for Jibber the Kibber

On the 15th of April 1755, Dr Samuel Johnson published his long awaited dictionary. On the 16th of April that same year, Mr S. Balrdick used the dictionary to look up some rude words. Turnip…heheheheheh And so began a fascination with words that permeated throughout...

I is for Ideas

If there’s one thing I’m good at it’s coming up with ever more ideas for stories or other projects. And you can pretty much guarantee that if anything is going to stop me from writing what I’m supposed to be writing it’s having a great idea for something else to...

H is for Horace Goes Skiing

I was an 80’s teenager (could be the title of my autobiography) which for me meant one thing, home computers. Yes I was a teenager at just the right time, as far as home technology was concerned. I’d had a play with a Sinclair ZX81 at school and found the whole thing...

G is for Going to the Trafford Centre

When it comes to procrastination, I think we can all agree there’s no better way to avoid writing than by running away. So on Sunday, I ran (was driven) to the Trafford Centre. I bloody love the Trafford Centre.  I never really buy anything when I’m there which makes...

F is for Faffing About

Today, being Saturday, is made for procrastinating and generally doing nothing. It always was. Even when I used to work in call centres Saturdays and Sundays were days when we would expect to do nothing and get quite huffy when customers dared to call us. Now I work...

E is for Early to Bed, Early to Rise

Last Sunday, the clocks went forward, you might have noticed. If you didn’t notice then now you know why you’ve been early…or late…or both…all week. I noticed. I’ve been noticing for the past 5 days. I hate it when the clocks go forward; it takes me months to get used...

D is for Cunning Plans

One of the main problems with going for a walk is the inevitable moment when you meet other people. This is made worse if you go for a walk at the same time each day because people are creatures of habit. If you go walking at 09:30, so do other people. Now I have...

C is for Can’t be Arsed

I had many choices of topic for today’s A to Z entry. I started with Computer Games, then Cheese on Toast. I moved on to Cats, Cubes and Cake before realising I couldn’t be arsed. Luckily, that also begins with C so here we are, not being arsed.

B is for Belgian Buns

Procrastination is a great thing, as I may have mentioned before. I know many of you think otherwise, but you’re all wrong. Not writing can easily be as useful as bleeding over twenty paragraphs of carefully crafted text. So if I’m not writing, what am I doing? Well,...
A is for Another Stupid Idea

A is for Another Stupid Idea

One day I’m sat here minding my own business, the next I’ve agreed to do something stupid. This time the stupid thing is the A to Z Challenge and this is my first post. I’m going to try and theme my posts in a kind of loose way thus allowing myself to make things a...

New Year: Resolutions & Wishes

It’s New Year’s Eve and will soon be 2013. 2013! How the fuck did that happen? Last thing I remember was getting drunk, eating cheese and complaining about the weather. Suddenly it’s the new year and I don’t appear to have achieved anything. Again. Oh well, maybe 2013...

E-Books vs. Real Books: The Solution

I’ve wanted to write a post about the on-going battle between lovers of e-books and those who prefer “real” or printed books for quite some time. It was originally going to be an article to be pitched to Writing Magazine and was going to be called, Stop Your Incessant...

Custard Cream of Doom

Back in 2010, I was invited to write a short piece for the wonderful, but now sadly suspended, Encounters With Remarkable Biscuits. The following is the piece I produced, I thought you might like to see it. Custard Cream of Doom I’d awoken in one of those Disney...
The Problem With Planning

The Problem With Planning

If, like me you spend so much time planning your stories instead of getting on and writing them, then maybe you can find a use for Mr Uku’s Story Development Technique. It’s free, so knock yourself out.