Category Archives: fun

Is a live link electrifying?

Last week I announced an interview with Jennifer Palmer on Online for Authors Podcast. This is to let you know that you can listen to our livewire conversation here. Please spread the word.

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Interviewed in good company

A nice lady called Jennifer Whose passion is to usher Writers numerous, A few of them humorous, To display their wares, but whenever. Indeed, a nice lady called Jennifer Palmer interviews writers for her show, Online for Authors Podcast. She … Continue reading

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An archeological find: Fiona McVie interviewed Bob Rich in 2014

I was looking for something in my computer (none of your business, stop asking!) and came across this long-buried interview, which took flight soon after Ascending Spiral was published. Looking at it “cold,” I find it entertaining, and just as … Continue reading

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Letter to Bob in the past

Writers Victoria has a regular online exercise. Noè Harsel, who organises and leads it, gives the 20 to 30 participants a prompt. We then need to write something during a 25-minute period. Here is the result of mine. PROMPT: Write … Continue reading

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The beauty of (tiny parts of) nature

When you have a minute to spare, do look at these amazing photographs by Barry Webb. They are all fruiting bodies of slime mould. These not-plants, not-fungi, not-like-anything-else lifeforms have no nervous system, and yet act intelligently. They can solve … Continue reading

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You can’t turn a silk purse into a sow’s ear

My very new wife and I arrived at a barbecue. Sitting in place of honour was a toilet bowl on the grass, with wonderful floral drawings on the outside. When I had a look, the decorations were inside as well, … Continue reading

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Have you ever heard of Bodhi Day?

Me neither, until I read this post by Andrea. If you read her post, you will find out that it’s the anniversary of the day Gautama gained enlightenment. Oops, I told you, but do read her delightful account anyway.

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It’s fun, being a serial

And I don’t even need to be edible cardboard in a box. Cereal, get it? And before you groan about the pun, remember, it is the highest form of wit. I am a serial on Ernest Dempsey’s blog, Recovering the … Continue reading

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Fun garden path misleading

I do love playing with words, but this concept is new to me. Here is a list of apparently nonsense statements, each of which is actually a meaningful, grammatical sentence. And hey, have you noticed, I managed to make my … Continue reading

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Hatching People

The August, 2022 topic from Rhobin Courtright is, “How do you create your characters–their quirks, habits, values, and what part they will play in the story, etc.? Do you have a process or do they come to you instinctively?” My … Continue reading

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