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Jem's Blog

Various ramblings and distorted opinions on why the world makes no sense, with few viable solutions. You might occasionally find something relating to my writing, but then again...


Letters Home

17 April 2017

Jan Edwards is a talented author who's entrusted me with editing her latest novel, Winter Downs. It's a pretty damn' good crime novel set in Sussex in 1940, so editing it is no chore, though it's taking a lot...

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Something Noobish

05 April 2017

This came up as a Facebook memory, and I still think it's one of the funniest things I ever saw. It dates from 2011, when I hit the big 60. Here's the background: It can't have escaped your notice that there's...

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29 March 2017

Health and bloody safety. It's everywhere isn't it? No, it isn't. There's one area where it's not only ignored, it's actively flouted. Now I know that, as someone who believes that life's dangers...

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Changing History

21 March 2017

The trouble with research is that you just don't know what you don't know. A few years ago I wrote a short story called 'Billy From the Wells', about a ballet dancer from Sadler's Wells who finds himself...

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Being Different

16 March 2017

Left to right: Stephanie Hutton, Debbie Voisey, Sarah Akhtar, Adam Boustead, Jason Smith and Richard Branson in a Simon Cowell outfit. The 6x6 Reading Café was great fun. The place was packed and the standard of...

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