Rising star John Tuohey’s white-knuckle ride to fame & glory continues with his interview on Manchester’s Morning Show on July 12 (and WFoD on his coattails). His segment starts at about 59:00.

Some of the members of WFoD participate in NHWP’s first-Monday activity known as Writer’s Night Out. At each such gathering we take turns providing some sort of writing prompt or challenge, take 10 or so minutes to answer it on paper, then run around the table(s) sharing our output.  It’s a lot of fun, and […]

This is a topic I’ve been wanting to write about for a while, and as folks (Cathy) have asked me about it, here are my thoughts on female characters.  Sometimes people ask me and sometimes I ask myself—what’s necessary for a good female character? They’re so few, and their qualities are so hard to pin down; […]

For reasons I don’t even want to contemplate, I’ve been procrastinating watching any of the new “Maigret” series with Rowan Atkinson. Maybe because I really liked the Michael Gambon interpretation, or maybe because his brilliance as a comic actor made it hard for me to accept Atkinson in a straight dramatic role, especially one as […]

Over in/on The Corner Booth, Tomek reported my mention last night of Skiffle, and Lonnie Donegan in particular. Of course there was nothing for it but to follow the link he’d helpfully provided, and once in Youtube with a search list in front of me, I skiffled off to Biffalo for a while. For those […]

The lyrics go: Come down off your throne and leave your body alone Somebody must change You are the reason I’ve been waiting all these years Somebody holds the key Well, I’m near the end and I just ain’t got the time And I’m wasted and I can’t find my way home I can’t find […]

I love learning new words (who doesn’t?) and often remember precisely the source of particularly interesting/fun words like “struthious,” so it’s no surprise that I credit the PC revolution (pre-Internet) with introducing me, via dot-matrix printers, with “boustrophedon.” * Over to you. * No, you’ll have to look it up.