I smoked too many cigarettes again yesterday. It was another weepy day. Even the sky cried with me, forming tearful puddles on the patio. The dirty dishes remain, piled... Read More
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This is the story of a little princess called Sarah-Emily. At least, that’s what the king and queen called her when she was born … She was as beautiful as a... Read More
Neglected in the cradle I hope for Papa’s love But Mommy is his punch bag And I’s his boxing glove Forgotten in the classroom Miss Smith says I’s a... Read More
Many years ago before the wrinkles I dreamed I’d start a family Eventually, uneventfully, my daughter arrived I named her Sarah Emily To me she was perfection in... Read More
That’s the noise of your beloved novel hitting the floor.
After all those hours of work, all those carefully-chosen phrases, all that inspiration you poured into its pages, the reader never got beyond Page 1.
Because you didn’t have a killer first sentence. You lost their attention right away.
I’ve often heard that you should only write what you know about. If that’s true, right now I should be creating a fantastic novel all about a middle-aged... Read More
twists in dark water hunting for silvery fish now eel darts away —– Lucy Murray gave up running a successful Mobile Zoo business to be a full-time carer for... Read More
Amelia Jane Is rather a pain Her tantrums upset her poor mother Quite frazzled she’ll yell: “You make my life hell!” Why can’t you be more like your... Read More
Monday morning commuters Rushing to work Station track station track Station track station track Whistle The Boss in his button-popping overcoat Sweating and regretting... Read More