Monthly Archives: February 2012

Addendum to ‘Walking into Words (Even More on Writing Dialogue) and Theme


“Description must work for its place. It can’t be simply ornamental. It ­usually works best if it has a human element; it is more effective if it comes from an implied viewpoint, rather than from the eye of God. If description is coloured by the viewpoint of the character who is doing the noticing, it becomes, in effect, part of character definition and part of the action.” Continue reading

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Walking into Words (Even More on Writing Dialogue) and Theme


I was thinking of my novel Flint & Feather as I was waking up this morning. Continue reading

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Image Only Sunday: 1


I’ve decided to dedicate a Sunday blog just to a single image, then maybe talk about it during the following week. So this is the first and last time I’ll attach words to an image on a Sunday! It will give me a chance to display some of my vast hoard of images gathering dust on my hard drive. Continue reading

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My entry for Art House Co-op’s 2012 Sketchbook Project World Tour


My entry for Art House Co-op’s 2012 Sketchbook Project World Tour
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More on My Problems with Writing Dialogue


“There’s an ape on my balcony”.
“Well as long as you stop at snogging her, I forgive you”.
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Aftermath (and a tour of my studio)


I avoided missing the deadline, of 31st January, for Art House Co-op’s 2012 Sketchbook Project by 28 minutes. I can be that precise because I looked up at the huge clock in my little local Post Office just as the … Continue reading

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Rainbow Accordion Book Artist Trading Card : RED


The image on the left is the trading card I made for the MMATC (Mixed Media Artist Trading Card) Yahoo! Group project: Rainbow Accordion Book. (In my last blog I posted the card I’d received in this card swap from artist Beth Power ). This work marks my debut into the group. Continue reading

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MMATC Group Rainbow Accordion Book: Red


MMATC (Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards) is a Yahoo! group of artists based in the UK. I was pleased to be accepted into the group late last year, though I’ve only just this year been able to make my debut, joining the group’s Rainbow Accordion Book swap. Continue reading

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