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First prize

Hi! I just shared a bottle of prosecco with my partner to celebrate winning my first literary prize. Thank you to the Anstruther Writing Awards for picking El Perro for the short story competition. The competition was judged by Jennie Erdal,

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El Perro

I have been working on my second novel for over a year now. I realize  that I have fed my blog seldomly in that time, so I have adapted one of the chapters as a short story. It tells the tale

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Joy, Paradise

So I realize it has been pretty quiet here since the year changed. This is because I have been working on a new novel, and I thought it would be quite harmless to post a preview here. This section introduces

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2015: Perhaps my last cycling blog of the year

The nurse came to get me ready at 6AM. I had been awake for about two hours, alternating between dozing and staring at the bathroom door, groggy with morphine. She filled a basin and I did as much as I

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Bullshit epiphanies

Everyone loves epiphanies! Those moments of clarity, the consequences of which are usually negligible. I have had a few. I remember once, I think it was my birthday actually, and I was lying in my bed staring at the light-shade hanging

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Keep it short

I am not a giver of advice: no dispenser of knowledge, me. Not a wisdom sharer, nor a wistful sage. I couldn’t describe myself as a humble suggestion-maker, and I doubt my credentials as an imparter of tips. I ain’t

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If you ride like a prick…

SO, maybe a week ago, I was on my way to work on Wendy, my good weather commuting bike. It isn’t a long journey to work, and I have done it twice a day nearly every day for about the

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Ride Across Britain

SO, I guess I’ve been doing this blog just about long enough that it won’t be awkward if I ask you for some money. I mean, obviously it’s a bit embarrassing, and you know, I’m sorry to pester you and

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The tragedy and farce of Charlie Marks

Hi blogosphere, please click here for a link to the first chapter from my novel The tragedy and farce of Charlie Marks. If you enjoy it, let me know and I can send you the full ebook. If you don’t like

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Video web log: style

I decided to try a video web log. It is quite frivolous, and gets to the bottom of no big issues.  

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