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Put some ‘Spring Fling’ in your Step!

Spring Fling, in May of each year, is Scotland’s leading visual art and craft open studio event. It spans the whole of Dumfries and Galloway, our region here in south west Scotland. It’s getting close to the end of June … Continue reading

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Wigtown’s Pop-Up Story & A Wee Taster

Hello Everybody, Spring Fling, in May of  each year, is regarded as one of the UK’s most successful contemporary visual art and craft events, spanning the whole of Dumfries and Galloway here in South West Scotland. Close to a hundred artists and … Continue reading

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Ian McEwan: What The Character ‘Saw’.

I used to read all of Ian McEwan’s books and then stopped, somewhere between ‘Saturday’ and ‘Sweet Tooth’. I find his writing precise, cerebral, often cold.  Some of the dialogue seems implausible, while some of his turns of phrase take my breath away. … Continue reading

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Plot Potential?

It’s getting wintery up here in Western Scotland. So far our little corner has escaped both floods and snow but not the chill. I  haven’t posted for a while, mainly because I am reading and writing mostly poetry now and  … Continue reading

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Ah Yes, the Workshop

Way back in September I promised you a post on the workshop I attended at the Wigtown Book Festival this year. I have been putting this off, because, to be honest, I was disappointed. It was not because the workshop wasn’t … Continue reading

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Au Revoir Wigtown, Until Next Year.

Hello Everybody, Yet another Wigtown Book Festival has come and gone in lovely weather. I noticed this interesting car  (see pic below) outside one of our bookshops,  perfect for the sunshine we had over the whole week of our festival. Who says Scotland isn’t … Continue reading

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Experimental Fiction

Hi Everybody, Experimental Fiction: What is it? The brief definition offered by a book I am about to recommend  says it is “the intention… to experiment and create fiction that sets out to break new ground and deviate from traditional realist … Continue reading

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