Skipping Rhyme for Today

Simply chant to the rhythm of a traditional skipping rhyme – use a skipping rope if it helps. Girls are brilliant,boy are too, but I am neither,pink nor blue. Lesbian, gay,transgender, biqueer, non-binary,A P I Call me zenot he or she,neutral pronounsthey suit me. Don’t judge meI’m not like you,I don’t need a labelin yourContinue reading “Skipping Rhyme for Today”

Hannah’s Island – disaster strikes

A work in progress. A post apocalyptic novel of sorts, but set in somewhere between a dystopian and utopian world. The first disaster I envisaged for this novel is rising sea levels (it didn’t take much imagining). I had come across a map of how various coastlines, and indeed whole countries, would change if theContinue reading “Hannah’s Island – disaster strikes”

Gender fluidity in creative writing

A man writing women’s fiction? I am a man writing women’s commercial fiction. I never set out to trespass into a genre that is usually written ‘by women’ and ‘for women’, it just happened. When I was a child we had flip books that showed us how bizarre gender stereotyping is. They don’t exist nowContinue reading “Gender fluidity in creative writing”

Page numbers (or folios)

The traditional practice is to have the numbering of pages starting on the first page of Chapter One. This is relatively simple in Word, but there are a number of stages to get where you want to be. The first thing to do is work out what you want in your prelims and add allContinue reading “Page numbers (or folios)”