Here be Dragons – Writing Diary

Here be Dragons: I’m using a dictation programme – DragonDictate – with various success. It seems to take a bit of getting used to.

There is a scene in The Player of Games, a science fiction novel by Iain M Banks, in which the protagonist, Jernau Gurgeh, while swimming backstroke, is dictating into a microphone that is tracking his movement up and down a swimming pool. I have to confess that even I found that unlikely, but what an exciting idea!

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Persperistance II

ovember is the cruelest month. Yes I know that TS Eliot thought it was April, but for me it’s November. As the days get shorter and darker and duller, so I begin to feel all my pleasure, all my delight, all my creativity, all of it, spiralling away like water down a plughole. It’s like … More…

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Persperistance

Three reasons why submitting your creative writing for publication to an edited web site or print journal is a good thing. Some pointers and a discussion of Ray Bradbury’s d.i.y. authorship method.