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To all my loyal followers…. Check out my Facebook page for an exciting giveaway! Take care and good luck! Mark


Creative writing techniques…

Good evening my loyal followers,

I hope you are all well.

I’ve been thinking about creative writing techniques recently and thought I would share a couple of ideas that I have with you. For all you writer’s out there, these techniques are bound to help you along the way.

Take an object, any object. You have one in your mind? Now in its simplest term, it could just be a fork or a wine glass or maybe a newspaper. Now bring it to life with words. That fork is suddenly not just a fork anymore but a tool used to fuel our appetite and feed the mouth of our young. You see where I’m going with this?

Another technique is to turn the sound down on the television and create your very own running commentary. Describe the actions of the people you see and their surroundings. This is one of my favourites as you can add a slice of comedy!

Let me know how you get on and if you have any other suggestions for creative writing experiments.

Thank you as always to each of you for your loyal support. As we speak, I am writing the penultimate chapter in my new crime novel. Watch this space!

Take care


A big weekend..

Good evening my loyal followers,

I hope you are all well.

I am heading out to the peaks district tomorrow for a big day working on my new novel. I’m not far off the finishing line now! 

I am also going live on Sunday evening on Facebook and would welcome any questions you may have. All questions are welcome! It would be great if you could join me. The link is below.

I look forward to hearing from you Sunday!

Take care


From North to South…

Good morning my faithful! I hope you are all safe and well! As a born and bread southerner now living in Manchester, the past weeks have been terrifying, unthinkable and humbling, all rolled into one. As a writer, writing sometimes about not so nice things fictitiously, I believe it’s my place to use words to express how I feel and to honour those affected by these terrible events. 

From North to South is a very short poem that I wrote in a few minutes this morning. Love to all…

From North to South

From North to South our world’s collide
These acts from which we cannot hide
Our thoughts and prayers with those in need
And all those ruined by this senseless deed

As time goes on our hearts will heal
Yet nothing makes this mess seem real
Signs of hope and signs of love
Will help us all to rise above

We are proud, we are loud to fight this pain
The memories of our past remain
Each day, each night that we look back
We’ll all hold hands and stay on track

From North to South we are now one
To fight against what they have done
Our angels will look down on all
To see us through these times of cruel

As we go on with heads held high
We’ll still shed tears no shame to cry
As you look down from every cloud
We are North, we are South, we’ll make you proud

Take care,