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Woolleybeans. On Thursday 21 Sept, their will be a live transmission of ‘King Lear’ from the Globe and it might be at a cinema near you, The Globe says this is their first live feed but I am not sure of that. I did see the production some weeks ago bef
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  • Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    last book I read. 'Une vie' Guy de Maupassant
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    membership of a rather exclusive club
    Your worst habit?
    self pity

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    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "Am I entering a blind alley?".
    Dear Squidge, I wonder if your grandmother could remember the plays of her childhood? My grandfather's memories were odd and he wrote a final travel boo,k which was published the year after his death He claims it is a posthumous book written ...
    19 hours ago
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    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "can you do anything else?".
    Dear Dolly, I tend to write in the same way whatever I do. But I don't think you have to adhere to formulaic writing. I write prose in rather old fashioned traditional way and this seemed yo have gone down well. The teenage novel will have ...
    19 hours ago
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    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "Am I entering a blind alley?".
    Dear Bazabaron, Was that known 200 years ago? I know this might seem a daft thing to say. The journalist went native and wore a Fez which seems to have been a Turkish imposition and gives the wearing of a fez as the cause of his opthalmia. In ...
    19 hours ago
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    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "A Load Of Old Tut!".
    There is a bit of Shaw in here, somewhere. Can your MA friend sort it out and you can work on paradox?
    20 hours ago
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    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "A Load Of Old Tut!".
    Dear Dolly, Radio 3 has been featuring Edward Lear. Tosh has to be organised. I recently wrote a play about nothing but an audience would expect an intellectual tour de force, wit and meticulous plotting.
    20 hours ago
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    "mike" commented on Tony's Blog "Self-publishing Services - the best and the worst".
    Dear Tony, It would not only be Boston. One of the journalists I looked into, wrote about Texas at the time of the Alamo. The Irish had emigrated there too. When he came back to England he gave talks on Mexico and I think they may have been aimed ...
    20 hours ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on mike's Blog "Am I entering a blind alley?".
    My granny went progessively blind over the years. She certainly could remember things - used to be in a partially sighted and blind theatre group, and I remember helping her to learn her lines! But I'm not sure she had a better memory than anyone ...
    1 day ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on mike's Blog "can you do anything else?".
    Hi Mike. I think I have three different writing styles, though an expert in these matters would probably disagree. I have a particular style when i write prose, be it serious or humour, another style for poetry, and yet another for song lyrics. I ...
    1 day ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on mike's Blog "Am I entering a blind alley?".
    Hi Mike, I know very little about blindness, but your question about memory and blindness seems straight forward to me. If you are aware that your sight is failing, then it makes sense that there will be an increase in memory activity, because I ...
    1 day ago
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    bazbaron
    "bazbaron" commented on mike's Blog "Am I entering a blind alley?".
    Hi Mike, there is a definite correlation between sunlight and physical and mental health. It's all about the chemical serotonin and the interaction with the human body. There is loads of information available on its benefits or otherwise on the ...
    1 day ago
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    "mike" commented on Tony's Blog "Self-publishing Services - the best and the worst".
    Dear Alan, Wouldn't your Irish material have more of a market in America? l suppose the Internet is international. I think there is more of an interest in English - and Irish literature - abroad than there is in England, Though 'The Ferryman' ...
    1 day ago
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    mike wrote a new blog: "Am I entering a blind alley?".
             I posted a blog which is a sort of CV.    I wanted to indicate my credentials as a writer of literary biographies,   I have evidence which suggests I am  a competent writer too - but not of ...
    1 day ago
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    mike wrote a new blog: "can you do anything else?".
                      This is really a postscript to Richards’ blog.  Some people write because they cannot do anything else.  I cannot recall which writer said this?  I think my ...
    5 days ago
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    "mike" commented on Penworthy's Blog "Still Baffled After All These Years".
    If writing a popular book is your aim, then I would look at the light comedy genre. This can include detective fiction. I saw a film last week called 'Hampstead' and I glanced at the reviews afterwards. It is the sort of film, apparently, ...
    8 days ago
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    "mike" commented on RichardB's Blog "Reality Check".
    Dear Richard, You have one skill in your favour. You write with clarity, simplicity and logic.
    8 days ago

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  • Mezz
    by Mezz 1 year ago
    Hi Mike. Enjoyed your comp entry. I have revised mine if that's ok. If not disregard it.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 1 year ago
    Nice comp idea for September, Mike. Need to put my thinking cap on!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 year ago
    Impressive comp entry Mike, as Hil says, great voice.
  • Hil
    by Hil 1 year ago
    Liked your comp entry, Mike. Great voice - your Mr Ping or Pong!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 1 year ago
    Enjoyed reading your comp entry, Mike, very original.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 1 year ago
    Great comp entry, Mike.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 1 year ago
    Your comp entry, very good.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 1 year ago
    Love your comp entry!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 1 year ago
    Great entry, Mike. By the way is the rum cove with or without ice? Oh sorry, that's rum'n coke.. ;-)
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 1 year ago
    Glorious comp entry. What a laugh.