Further at YouWriteOn …

Just a short up-date on developments at YouWriteOn where an extract from the current draft of Elin’s Story is in competition.

Further to my previous entry. It’s been 5 days since I last received a review, so whoever was assigned my text to read on 4th April is cutting it a bit fine.

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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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The swing and the birch tree

What I did at the weekend

The book was stuck in the mud, I was still feeling sorry for myself after a bout with the flu and suspicious the germs were coming back for another round, and my good lady wife was determined to give the flat a major dusting. “Why don’t you go out to the cottage?” Why not? The … More…