Knot For The Faint-Hearted

Carsington Water – Sunday July 5th 2015 Craig was leaning against the mast and looking past us, his face creased in concentration as he watched the dark skies to the west. Jenny and I were in the other boat, the motor ticking over.  Technically, it was a power boat,...

More Water…

It seems like a long time ago now, but when I last wrote about water-based activities, I’d just passed my powerboat course. After the excitement of tearing up and down a waterway in a RIB, it was an anti-climax to return to a lake with a maximum speed of 4mph and...

Four Things, Apparently

In my recent post about prologues I gave a short list of things that I felt a prologue could do for a story.  However, I also added that my list wasn’t exhaustive and asked you (dear reader) to let me know if you came across any others I could add. Fortunately,...

Three Things a Prologue Can Do

After giving some feedback to Marje (find her on the delightfully quirky blog site Kyrosmagica) about the prologue to her current WIP, she suggested I write a post on the subject.  I suspect my enthusiasm for prologues came across quite strongly. To be fair, I think...

Not a Drop – Not Even Wet

Having gone off at a tangent about volunteering, it’s probably appropriate to tell you how that philosophy took me in a slightly different direction at the sailing club. As I’m on the Speakers Club committee, I’ve made it clear that I won’t join the Sailing...