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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...


Playing With My Crayons

Sunday, January 15, 2023

It's easy to become obsessed by detail. At least, it is for me. I've long intended to produce an illustration of each of the main aircraft in The Larks, but each one takes so many hours that it's taken years to get...

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Bestriding the Genres

Friday, December 23, 2022

I'm on a roll here! Inspired by actually getting something finished and published, I've now completed the long-promised collection of disconnected stories. Originally it was to be called Discollection, a title that...

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The Larks Amending

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

I'm somewhat ashamed to see that nine years have passed since The Larks was published. It's sold in decent numbers and received favourable reviews, but one criticism kept recurring. People thought it ended too abruptly....

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A Sense of Entitlement

Sunday, December 18, 2022

A repeat visit to the Bovington Tank Museum (it's worth it) had me gazing for many minutes at a sprawling diorama of the tank assault on Cambrai. Always more suggestible than a hypnotised spaniel, I can away full of plans...

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Fact Becomes Fiction

Monday, November 28, 2022

Having worked hard (well, hard by my standards anyway) on the dramatised account of Fray Bentos that I mentioned in a previous post, I found myself increasingly frustrated by the constraints of historical accuracy....

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