Tag Archives: Writing

People Are Watching… #authorselectric

Today I am blogging over at Authors Electric about who notices us (in a non-conspiracy sense 🙂  )

Eyes Are Always On You by Jan Edwards

If you ask writers why they write most will say tell you it is a compulsion, or, as Terry Pratchett once said, ‘writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.’ If we manage to make a few bucks in the process all the better. If we come to be recognised as a writer of some merit, better still, but to do that the writing needs a reader.  So how do we get noticed?… To read the rest click here.

 

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Displacement Therapy

House moving looms and we find that BT are unable to supply a telephone line until 14 days after the current house owner has moved out, and can’t supply us with a telephone number until then. Our internet provider cannot supply us with a connection until we have our new number – and there is a ten day wait. Well that was the first rendering. My other half spending half a day on the phone has resulted in shortening those time scales a little, with luck, but only time will tell by how much. Continue reading

Weird and vivid dreams

The Constellation Canis Major - Orion's Dog SiriusI was woken this morning at 1.45 to the sound of someone pounding at the front door along with a dog howling in pain and/or despair.

So convinced  was I that I’d heard theses noises that I got up to look out of the front bedroom window. There was nothing and nobody there, nor had the security lights come on, meaning that nothing larger than a mouse had moved around out there for at least ten minutes.

I have to assume it was a dream, yet I find it odd that I recall nothing else. According to dream therapists seeing or hearing dogs in dreams represent your current state of mind – and given that we are trying to finalise a house move I guess a howling dog is as good a symbol as any. The pounding fists at the door could be likewise interpreted

Or perhaps it was just the neighbours (I gather the police were called to a domestic a few doors away just last week) yet there were no blue lights flashing.

Curious and vaguely disturbing – but always grist for the writing mill!

 

Authors Electric : Missing H #writing #authorselectric

downloadMy post on Authors Electric this month concerns those pesky silent letters.

A recent Facebook thread was discussing the pronunciation of A in conjunction with an invisible H at some length.  I suspect we have all come across that old chestnut of how to enunciate ‘bath’ (or ‘grass’, ‘class’, ‘pass’) and whether it/they should be pronounced with or without the unseen H as in ‘b-ah-th as opposed to b-a-th.

Though the originator of the Facebook post now lives in California he is a Brit by birth, and, his original question was to his US counterparts on how they heard those invisible  H sounds.

Read the rest on the AE site Here

http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/invisible-h-by-jan-edwards.html

 

 

 

 

Winter Downs Q&A #crimefiction #jennybarber #sussex #janedwards

Continuing  my blog tour reprise:  Q&A originally posted on Jenny Barber’s web page  on 3rd June 2017

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“Winter Downs Blog Tour, celebrating the launch of the ever excellent Jan Edwards’ new book – Winter Downs – a thrilling ride of 1940’s crime fic starring the kick ass Bunch Courtney.   I interrogated Jan to find out more…

Winter Downs is the first in your Bunch Courtney Investigates series – who is Bunch and what can we expect from future books in the series?

Bunch Courtney is a well connected young woman who is set adrift  by the changes that the coming of war has imposed on her, and knows that the life she was brought up to lead will never return. When she stumbles on a murder she discovers a talent and taste for sleuthing as she interacts with the local police force; and with Chief Inspector Wright in particular. Continue reading

The Heat Is On

Today is my regular Authors Electric blog day – and what better subject in one of our far too infrequent hot spells?  The weather!  (well partly weather 🙂 )

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“As I type the temperature outside is around 26c, which I quite like, generally speaking, but will concede that it makes it harder to concentrate on the jobs at hand.

Having spent the morning packing boxes in the shed in anticipation of our house move I did indulge in a bottle of cider with (for) lunch and yes I’m sleepyyyyzzzzzzzz”

Read the rest here

One More Flash in the Pen

 One More Flash In The Pen ebook available now!  Superb collection from the Authors Electric crew.
(Paper edition coming soon.)