• ROLL ON SEPTEMBER

    FEAT ROLL ON SEPT

    NEWS & UPDATES Goodbye, August! You sure did your best to throw spanners in our wheels, so truth be told I’m rather glad to close the books on you. The heat was unlike anything we’ve ever experienced here in London, and the sun can be lethal...

  • MY SELF-PUBLISHING LESSONS

    FEAT MARIE NEWS AUGUST

    NEWS & UPDATES: I’ve sat down and attempted to write something like this multiple times now, and I thought my August 2022 update for As We Write would make an appropriate venue for my thoughtful musings and general reminiscing over the events of the past few years. For those of…

  • VANCOUVER MOSQUITOS SUCK

    FEAR BELLE AUGUST NEWS

    FK MARLOWE NEWS 15 AUGUST, 2022 WHAT KIND OF MOSQUITO AM I? – Or, A Writer Rambles Down a Lane, Rambling Vancouver mosquitos suck. They just don’t do it nearly as expertly as Beijing ones. I’m walking the dog down an evening lane still hazy with the unseasonal heat that’s…

  • ADD SALT FOR SWEETNESS

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    NEWS & UPDATES: Seclusion and experience, these are the poles between which writers are torn. The adage says that writers write and that is true. But it is also true that writers must have some well to draw from and that pool is experience. For those that remix ideas that…

  • ROLL ON AUGUST

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    NEWS & UPDATES Goodbye, July! And cheerio June, May, April and March. I can’t believe it’s been five months since I last wrote one of these news and updates posts. Or, indeed, that it’s been a full year this month since I decided to stick my nose out of my…

  • CRANES, PIRATES AND TREE FROGS

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    LETO ARMITAGE NEWS 12 JULY, 2022 Greetings, July has arrived with the songs of tree frogs. Summer to me is the gothic south of sweltering nights where you feel the hot sweating breath of the world on your neck, a world of night swimming and shadows made darker by long…

  • ALRIGHT, LISTEN UP NERDS

    THE WORDS JULY NEWS OVER A WOMAN'S FACE LOOKING OUT THROUGH A HOLE IN A BLUE DRYWALL

    MW MCLEOD NEWS 11 JULY, 2022 The wild blog reader, in their natural habitat, stumbles upon the new page. Could it be? It looks like yes, it is M.W. McLeod’s July update. Let’s see what they make of it. A frazzled-looking woman, who is neither young nor old, with unkempt…

  • I CAN FEEL THE STORM COMING

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    FK MARLOWE NEWS 7 JULY, 2022 July for a horror writer should be hot; the sun a white, baleful eye that sees every sin and reaches fingers deep into the soil to find the rotting secrets buried there and bring them writhing to the surface. It should be a sheen…

  • THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR

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    MW MCLEOD NEWS 10 JUNE, 2022 Grey. I see nothing but grey all around me. Fog covers the ground in the strange, wide open liminal space of this purgatory. Black text, white background. Text, words, letters everywhere. The author died and came here to this limbo to edit, only to…

  • I AM NOT A WRITER

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    LETO ARMITAGE NEWS 13 JULY, 2022 I am not a writer, I am an exorcist. In June night falls late but the voices crowd where the shadows cast. An American in London selling smut. A lady’s maid who works at night and bears a secret. A man who waits while…

  • A HORROR WRITER’S JUNE

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    FK MARLOWE NEWS 7 JUNE, 2022 It’s a horror-writer’s June here in BC, with louring skies and torrential downpours one minute, sweltering heat the next. Not great for the flowers, but fantastic for the imagination, and mine is putting out creepy crawly tendrils all over the place! It’s hard to…

  • THE SEASON OF TITS AND JOGGING BRAS

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    LETO ARMITAGE NEWS 14 MAY, 2022 With May comes spring and the annual cycle of flowers blooming, hockey ending and my ritual of watching for the first jogging bra of the season. ‘Trapped in the Stacks’, aka ‘TITS’ was re-published this month. It is an explicit romance with power exchange…

  • MAY, BLOSSOMS AND BIRDSONG

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    FK MARLOWE NEWS 5 MAY, 2022 Ah May! The blossoms! The birdsong! The torrential blimmin’ BC rain! Loathe to fall for pathetic fallacy as I am, I can’t help thinking the latter is linked to my side job of exam marking. I hope I’ll have conquered the beast mid-month so…