pop corn


smoke and lights … on stage

little purple – lily

lights in night

roots…beyond the fence

bouquet of flowers

owl … of clocks

A shed load of writing competitions – all ending on New Year’s Eve


woman writing

 L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest.
Genre: Speculative fiction Max. 17,000 words.
Prize: $1,000 with $5,000 grand prize.
Deadline: December 31, 2017

Ouen Press Short Story Competition.
Genre: Short story on theme of „Taste.“
Prize: £300
Deadline: December 31, 2017

Society of Classical Poets, Poetry Competition.
Genre: Poetry. Three to five poems, none of which can exceed 50 lines. (The poems must engages with one of the four themes used by the…

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Should Writers Be Political?


A little while back I came across a post entitled “Are Writers Allowed To Express Political Opinions”, https://ryanlanz.com/2017/12/01/are-writers-allowed-to-express-political-opinions/. Before proceeding further, I would like to make it clear that in a free society writers (along with the rest of the population) have an absolute right to voice their views. I have always voted and will continue to do so as to complain and not to vote is, in my view at best risible and at worst smacks of hypocrisy. However the point of this post is to examine whether it is wise for writers to express political opinions.

I recall attending a poetry reading, during the course of which one of the performers regaled the audience with a poem lauding the virtues of a former British prime minister. As a point of information, my view of the PM in question is that their period in office saw both…

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Your Chance To Win A Free Audio Download Of My Collection Of Poetry, „My Old Clock I Wind“, Ends At 6 PM (UK Time) On Wednesday 20 December


Your chance to obtain a free audio download of my collection of poetry, “My Old Clock I Wind”ends at 6 pm (UK time) on Wednesday 20 December.

For details of how to obtain your free audio book please visit HERE.

“My Old Clock” is also available, in ebook and paperback from the publisher, http://moyhill.com/clock/ and can be found (ebook only) in the Amazon Kindle store, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0735JBVBG.

“My Old Clock I Wind” can also be found on Goodreads.

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