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Tag: Books

Writing Newsflash!

I have been dabbling with short stories and this week, I published three of them onto Amazon Kindle. If you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited member, you will be able to download my e-books for free.  If not, then they are just £2.30. I hope you enjoy them.     (C) Dean Parsons. 2019. Advertisements

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Performance or Print?

As I sit here, at my desk, I am wondering about a short story that I have written.  It consists of less than two thousand words and yet it is as complete as any lengthy novel.  The story is rich with drama, intrigue and tension.  The interplay between the characters is one of increasing tension…

Critical Meeting Places

I’m sitting at my desk and contemplating social media and how it fits into my writing career.  I have been doing research on how best to build the best online structures into place to support my writing career.  With my initial focus on social media, I have made a number of changes to my existing…

Naming the Writer

One of the aspects of being a writer that I am currently contemplating, as I sit at my desk with a cup of coffee, is the idea of a pseudonym.  I’m not wholly comfortable about publishing work in my own name.  I write this blog in my real name and that is okay but, at…

Words in Cryogenic Suspension

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” – Saul Bellow. From midnight to 3am, while my village falls silent and stars twinkle against the vast blackness of the sky, most people around me travel to the ‘Land of Nod’.  That is where they experience adventurous…

Writing the Future

“Everything you can imagine, is real.” – Pablo Picasso. I received some lovely feedback from the tutor of my creative writing course, today.  My latest assignment was to write a play for radio.  I was particularly looking forward to this course module, for one of my writing ambitions is to write plays for the radio;…

Fictitious Identity

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemmingway. Today, I am reflecting on how to develop my writing career.  I am about to start the fifth of fourteen modules in my Diploma in Creative Writing course; which runs for over a year and completes…

A Societal View of Tess

I recently re-read one of my favourite books.  As I sit at my desk today, savouring my coffee, I thought it would be enjoyable to write a brief review of this much loved book.  It is one of Thomas Hardy’s (1840 – 1928) best loved works; ‘Tess of the d’Urbevilles’.  This story’s main protagonist is…

Out of My Mind

As I sit here, at my desk in my little country cottage in Suffolk, I am thinking about how to convey a self-profile of me as a writer, to my course tutor; someone I have never met and know almost nothing about.  I am studying for a Diploma in Creative Writing.  What would make her…

Finding My Way

I’m now in my sixth week of taking medication for Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  At first, the realisation that my day would be divided into five hour segments; the time between doses, came as a massive shock. Apart from when I am at work, I hate to be aware of time, let alone governed by it.  It seemed as though God…