All good things come in threes

They say, all good things come in threes: The three musketeers. Three wise men. The three stooges. The three Sisters. Three little pigs. The three tenors. The three degrees. Three blind mice. The three Amigo's. Three legged races. Charlies Angels. I know, this one is cheating, but let's chalk that one down to youth sentiment. … Continue reading All good things come in threes

Lockdown is a writers delight

Jules Verne said; "How many persons condemned to the horrors of solitary confinement have gone mad - simply because the thinking faculties have lain dormant!" I cannot recall ever having dormant thinking faculties. In fact, I'm quite enjoying today's COVID-19 effective lockdown! Ever since I was fourteen, confined to a hospital bed for ten weeks … Continue reading Lockdown is a writers delight

Going to great lengths…

Don DeLillo said, “It’s my contention that each book creates its own structure and its own length. I’ve written three or four slim books. It may be that the next novel is a big one, but I don’t know.” Many sources indicate that works of fiction should be between 60K and 90K words, with thrillers … Continue reading Going to great lengths…

Depressing disability…

Doctors largely consider disabilities as something to mend. Physiotherapists refer to 'patients', even when they're not ailing. Some clergymen will have believers think an impairment is the wrath of God. And the ordinary man in the street will generally express pity and sorrow. Yes, being on wheels, I too am often perceived as stunted, limited, … Continue reading Depressing disability…

A bit of me in all

"All autobiography is storytelling; all writing is autobiography," said J. M. Coetzee. And Gloria Vanderbilt was quoted stating: "All art, from the paintings on the walls of cave dwellers to art created today, is autobiographical because it comes from the secret place in the soul where imagination resides." My experiencesMy knowledgeMy thoughts I too write … Continue reading A bit of me in all