Category Archives: Verses

Urthona Review

Urthona arts journal has reviewed my ‘Wandering About’, and I’m pleased. Review in the arts journal, Urthona  issue 32 Harry Nicholson is uniquely himself in ‘Wandering  About’. Here is a poet with working-class origins who writes of his native North-East … Continue reading

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Monday Funnies – advice from an old friend by email…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
My thanks to Phil aka The Tasmanian Devil 👍😃 Don’t just sit in the house reading emails; go outside and enjoy nature.      Never mind, just go back inside.

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That’s The Way to Do It

Egton show last month – it was dry for a change – we watched the Punch and Judy right through (when was the last time? Yonks ago.) After that I had a week in a converted WW2 Observation post opposite … Continue reading

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Blooming Heather

We are just back from a ‘quick’ trip onto the local moor to see the heather in bloom, it is exceptional this year. I took an obscure road, and got lost in the midst of the greater North Yorks Moors … Continue reading

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What a Poetry Reviewer looks for

Originally posted on Emma Lee's Blog:
I recently came across a suggestion that self-published poetry books could be seen as lacking credibility or editorial rigour. That’s not my experience as a reviewer. It’s fair to say a self-published poet…

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Wandering About

After gentle prompts from my good lady, this month I published many of my poems from the last twenty years. It was easily done through CreateSpace, and is to be found as paperback and eBook on Amazon, Poems inspired by … Continue reading

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Storyboarding Your Books

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Dun Writin’—Now Whut? A series by Susan Uttendorfsky – Owner of Adirondack Editing – (17 Sentence Fragments)

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Sentence Fragments Good morning editing students! Today we’re going to tackle sentence fragments, which is something copy editors frequently tag as being a knotty issue in writing. The problem is,…

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Vajrasattva

Vajrasattva (diamond-being) enamel on copper – from a 7thC Indian image. I’ve neglected these pages of late, I’ve been transcribing a late veteran’s war memoir (it’s been accepted into the Imperial War Museum and the Australian Memorial) and editing a … Continue reading

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Six Days

Six days from the 500th anniversary of Flodden, Amazon world sales of ‘Tom Fleck’ are quickening. Four in three days. Will there be a call from MGM?

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