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I'm blogging my way through the day to day angst of setting down one word after another in the pursuit of publication in its myriad forms. I am fascinated by how creative people can so often get in their own own way and how this impinges output. I am currently working on a non-fiction project centred around the issues of productivity for creatives. I also write short stories and flash fiction and freelance sometimes and have been known to write for food. My first book 'What We Didn't Say' is a collection of my best and most successful short stories and is available in print and Kindle formats via Amazon. I am also published by Ether Books Ltd digitally on their apps for Smartphones and tablets. I am also delighted to be one of the Writing West Midlands Room 204 cohort for 2014/15. By day I do something creativity sapping in operations management.

I have a dog, what writer doesn't? OK well, maybe the cat writer people have cats - anyway he's a Plotthound - what else? I write about him sometimes too. Occasionally I have a bit of a rant about life and other stuff, but mostly I write about writing, creativity and what I'm up to.

Delivering on a Promise…

Lovers in a dingy bar, knee to knee maintaining unbroken touchy-feely contact with hands and hungry eyes. Turned in towards each other excluding the world. She talks with a language of significant […]


Every line, its own particular story, an epic tale of twists and turns, dead-ends and missing pieces. Every stretch mark, a different chapter; a new beginning, perhaps a time of growth in […]

Solitary Defiance

What made you choose this bleak and unyielding habitat far from the nourishing earth? A place you seem to flourish high above terra firma, in your solitary defiance to grow where you […]

Hungry brown bi…

Hungry brown bird, town bird, ditch water dull bird with a busy beak flits and flickers beyond the gaussian blur of my steam-fugged window and lights up my day. #smallstone 2