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Saturday, 16 January 2010

Influences in writing

I'm working on my first, and rather brilliant, novel, and have based Dinah on myself - unwittingly at first - but now she is becoming more and more like me. She has some of my little 'quirks' one being that she has a tendancy to babble on... another is her obsession with everything being in date/colour/etc order whether its the books on the bookcases or the clothes in her wardrobe or the lotions and potions in the bathroom.

I wonder if other writers base characters on themselves...?


  1. Probably more so on people I know than myself! Look forward to reading it.

  2. Interesting! Fabulous magazine though! Such a good idea, just what writers need! Wonderful

  3. Goodness knows when it'll be readable Rob! But it's on it's way!

    Thank you Carly!


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