Monthly Archives: July 2010

When ideas have sex

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 Do you know about TED?  “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.”  Every year, this organization runs a series of conferences bringing together some of the world’s most interesting people for a sharing of ideas.  Some of these …

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Introducing "A Clash of Innocents" by Sue Guiney

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Welcome to the official yes-it’s-really-happening blog post about my newest novel, A Clash of Innocents.  The picture on the left is the first draft of the cover.  It will be tweaked some more, but I’m thrilled with the image which …

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Poetic Arguments

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Yesterday morning, instead of settling into a few good hours of research, I found myself lost in the latest hub bub coming out of the poetry world.  It started with the announcement of the Forward Prize shortlist and the fact …

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The Peoples’ Choice

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So the votes are in.  Although there was a surprisingly wide range of opinions, the majority believed that the best new head shot was the one referred to as ‘C’, but in a cropped version.  And here it is: So …

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Special Announcement Blog Worth it’s Salt

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As many of my beloved readers may have realized, I post new blogs on Thursdays and Sundays.  But today, Saturday, 17 July at exactly 3 pm London time, I am posting this special announcement. Salt, the independent press that has …

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I’m Ready for My Close Up (but I need help)

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I did a fun (or is it funny) thing this week.  I had new head shots taken.  Yes, the new book needs a new head shot.  Plus, I’m sporting a new haircut these days so I need to look a …

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"A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees," by Clare Dudman

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One of the great joys of writing a blog is that you get to “know” people you never would have come across in your normal life.  Some of these people have become friends in the flesh.  Clare Dudman is not …

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Back to Poetry

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It somehow feels appropriate that the work I’m doing first off this summer is poetry.  My writing life really began with poetry, and that poetry found it’s first home here on Martha’s Vineyard.  “Martha’s Vineyard Magazine” was one of the …

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July 4th

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Greetings from Martha’s Vineyard.  I’ve arrived and begun to get into the rhythm of my island life, despite the busyness of the last few months and the difficulty of extricating myself from it.  As I’ve mentioned before, this schizophrenic aspect …

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Here I Go Again

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As you read this, I’ll be winging my way to the States, to my summer home, to my favourite island in the world.  It’s hard to believe it’s that time again.  My life still seems to run along an academic …

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