More food for thought

I had three options for a story for Writers Magazine in which food played a major part. One was the last two men of the Arctic expedition wondering who would eat who to survive. It's a good psychological study. One man may even volunteer to be eaten. What will the other think? It could have...
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Picture Mysteries

Yachts, Book Covers and mysteries - I sometimes wonder if I do things the wrong way round and I should take a book cover and write the story about that instead of finding a cover for a book. Take the one for Vital Spark. It looks good but where is the yacht going? Who is...
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Crime Scene Investigation

CSI, Crime scene investigation, Murder weekends, Train Journeys, - We were at this murder weekend at a hotel, the woman on the train said, and several of the people got drunk and became unreliable witnesses and didn't follow the script and, after the guests had asked all their questions, just like Crime Scene Investigation,...
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Why?

Someone asked what do I want to achieve with my writing, do I want to change the world? Not really, I want to take it on holiday....
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Vital Spark

Yachts, Book Covers and mysteries - I sometimes wonder if I do things the wrong way round, if I should take a book cover and write the story about that instead of finding a cover for a book. Take the one for Vital Spark. Where is the yacht going? Who is on board? Is it...
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America’s Cup

We were talking of the America's Cup the other day and saying I had written quite a bit about the South African entry in the early two thousands reminded me that Royal Cape Yacht Club had had it's own America Cup. Some poor American vessel had gone down in Table Bay leaving it's masts sticking...
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Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal While we were in Aberdeen, the Stonehaven Yacht Club organised the a trip down the Caledonian Canal in the Sail Training yacht Winston Churchill. I was sea sick for a day and a half but had recovered by the time we got to Inverness. We went over the tidal bore and down the...
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Bernard Cornwell and Sailing

I had the cheek to email Bernard Cromwell yesterday and discovered they are reissuing the Last Kingdom volume with a front that coincides with the TV programme. I'd rather have the book. I actually preferred his viking stories to Sharpe as he and I share a love of sailing, as you might have gathered from...
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Invisible Man

Sometimes one becomes invisible to those around one and wonderrs how that experience has inspired writers.

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