Who Should I Vote For ? Or should I go on holiday ?

A Tourist’s Guide to the coming UK election by Paul Gallagher   Yes, there’s yet another election.  So many in so few years proves that the UK is the most democratic country in the world, and as every English child is taught was the birthplace of democracy. 1 What a difficult choice we have!  So many parties and so many policies to consider. Such different … Continue reading Who Should I Vote For ? Or should I go on holiday ?

The Foolish Wisdom Of The Wise

The Foolish Wisdom Of The Wise

On reading the recent articles in the press, there was an incredible amount of delusion concerning both Brady and Hindley. It’s amazing how people like Lord Longford and David Astor insisted on Hindley’s good character, her newly reformed self and her absolute right to freedom, even going so far as to label her a political prisoner. How absurd of David Astor to draw comparisons between … Continue reading The Foolish Wisdom Of The Wise

How To Edit Your Book Into A Page Turning Novel

How Do You Edit Your Book Into A Page Turning Novel

Ask any editor or agent on the lookout for new work what they are looking for and they will tell you they’ll know it when they see it. What they mean is, they want to find a book that grabs them from the first line, paragraph or page and doesn’t let go. They will give you all sorts of info about genres they are interested … Continue reading How Do You Edit Your Book Into A Page Turning Novel

grandma - she's a detective at heart

Grandma – She’s A Detective At Heart

Write about what you know, they say, and that seems to be broadly true. Yet, knowing something can be more subtle than one would think. Sure, an author writing about medieval castles and goblins might not have much experience dealing with them – especially goblins, which are so hard to find these days. And knowing a bit about murder might be useful when you’re writing … Continue reading Grandma – She’s A Detective At Heart

Quantum Fiction

Originally posted on New London Writers:
To aficionados of sci-fi, Quantum Mechanics is a well-known idea, however shouldn’t we think about Quantum Fiction? Could this be the new sci-fi supra-type? In the sci-fi universe Quantum Mechanics (or Physics) clarifies everything from teleportation to psychic phenomena, though in the realm of material science, Quantum Mechanics is the investigation of matter in movement through time and space.… Continue reading Quantum Fiction

Japanese Festivals Light Up Summer Nights

Japanese Festivals Light Up Summer Nights

Tohoku might be thought of as the equivalent of England’s Midlands or perhaps part of the American Midwest. For many it is an unknown area, neglected by those entranced by Tokyo’s urban glamour or by Kyoto’s quaint antiquity. Nonetheless, as with England and America, it is in the heartland where the soul of the nation is to be found. Tohoku area, which encompasses the northern … Continue reading Japanese Festivals Light Up Summer Nights

A Night At The Cavern

A Night At The Cavern

The Cavern is this fantastic music venue in Raynes Park, South West London.  Here you will find some of the best, rock, funk, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues players on the London jam circuit.  These guys are slick and entertaining, and the vibe is totally unpretentious – you’ll feel right at home.  On Thursdays it’s open mic, so start polishing up your chops and get … Continue reading A Night At The Cavern