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Thursday, 14 January 2010


I've just discovered, one of the contributors to Platinum Page is 72. My youngest writer is 15. For some reason beyond me, I'm quite fascinated by this, though I'm not sure why! I consider myself lucky to have writers from one end of the scale to the other :)

(while I, am about half way inbetween...)

It just shows, you don't have to be a certain age to write. All you need is the passion.


  1. No age is not a barrier in the writing world. I interviewed the worlds oldest author last year (90) Horace Greasley whose book was published, admittedly he did have the help of a ghostwriter.

  2. Wow! Ghost writer or not, I'm impressed!

  3. Hi Vivienne from Ray I have spent some time looking at the cover suddenly it hit me it is the writing flying in the blue sky and the lower writing giving it distance or depth this has a three D effect there has to be a story in the picture
    best wishes Ray

  4. Hi Ray! Thanks for that comment, I see what you mean - but it was totally unplanned! The 3D effect you see comes of its own accord, I think!


An inspired poem

Dear Vivienne
inspiration from your blog picture
A Camera’s Eye View

Looking into a picture, starting from top left
The crows nests in the tree tops, gray sky’s causing silhouettes.

Following down the left hand edge, bare branches topped with snow
Tree trunks for all of us to see, as black as any crow.

Houses nestled in the woodland, roofs and chimneys tall
The evergreen of the fir trees, masking most, but not them all.

Let the eye drop down the river bank, small bushes all aglow
Standing proudly in the ground, topped off with winter snow.

The shallow water still and silent, bed rocks sticking through
Dark reflections of the trees, and individual branches too.

Suddenly a burst of light, of sunshine and of blue
Reflected in the river Tyne, intended just for you.

Feel that inspiration, as you stare in fascination
I’m glad you took your camera, and captured this creation

Ray Johnson.
looking forward to the mag best wishes