To see a world in a grain of sand – William Blake.

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

A Robin Redbreast in a Cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage.
A dove house fill’d with doves and pigeons
Shudders Hell thro’ all its regions.
A Dog starv’d at his Master’s Gate
Predicts the ruin of the State.
A Horse misus’d upon the Road
Calls to Heaven for Human blood.
Each outcry of the hunted Hare
A fiber from the Brain does tear.

He who shall train the Horse to War
Shall never pass the Polar Bar.
The Beggar’s Dog and Widow’s Cat,
Feed them and thou wilt grow fat.
The Gnat that sings his Summer song
Poison gets from Slander’s tongue.
The poison of the Snake and Newt
Is the sweat of Envy’s Foot.

A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the Lies you can invent.
It is right it should be so;
Man was made for Joy and Woe;
And when this we rightly know
Thro’ the World we safely go.

Every Night and every Morn
Some to Misery are Born.
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight.
Some are Born to sweet delight,
Some are Born to Endless Night.

 

Like many, the first time I had heard that was in the first Tomb Raider film. In that, Angelina Jolie spoke the first verse while remembering her fathers words.
I had completely forgotten about it until I had seen it on a post today.Curios to know and find out the rest of it, I googled it and found it hosted on http://www.poetryloverspage.com

Published in: on August 31, 2014 at 5:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Monocharacteraphasia

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So I made the title word up but this is why.

Monocharacteraphasia = An inability to follow more then one character in a story.

I thought that I would crack on and rewrite book two while book one gets looked over and, while the vast majority of it is written there are section which caused problems with certain types of readers. At one point in book two the story leaves the main character and follows a secondary character as they go about action that will an effect in the later part of the story and future books.

It would appear that some readers can’t handle the change from characters and loose the plot line. While struggling to rewrite the prologue I face the dilemma of do I leave these chapters in or pull them. The book can exist in most without them but I fear that If I do pull them then questions will be raised later.
What to do, What to do.

See you in port next time, Airship Captains.

Published in: on August 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

I think I’m done drafting / Don’t Panic Mr Mainwaring.

I think I’m done drafting / Don’t Panic Mr Mainwaring.

So I think I’m done will all the drafting work for my first book but until someone rips it apart and tells me otherwise, I’m stuck.

Thoughts turn to the second book and the first one that I had originally written and I have a panic attack!

I had originally written and added to chapters to the first which I had then moved to the second, but when I looked at the script, they were missing!

After an intense search of my backups and hard drive, they were stored in one of the master manuscript files which contained all my raw notes!

Just need to edit, format, setup online accounts then add the artwork and i’m done on my first novel.

Oh and my certificate came through from the OU so I have officially completed a University course!

Published in: on August 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

Greenwich Guerilla Knitters strike our park! #yarnbombing #Greenwich #Guerilla #knitters

Greenwich Guerilla Knitters strike our park!
#yarnbombing #Greenwich #Guerilla #knitters

Greenwich Guerilla Knitters strike our park! #yarnbombing #Greenwich #Guerilla #knitters

Greenwich Guerilla Knitters strike our park!
#yarnbombing #Greenwich #Guerilla #knitters

Published in: on August 13, 2014 at 7:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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No phone, No internet, No Facebook for three months?

No phone, No internet, No Facebook for three months?

I’m sure most of us have seen the message flowing through the interwebz.

No Cellphone, No Facebook, No Computer access, No Wifi for three months & you get 3Million $

Could you?

To be honest if I owned the house (well cottage) I wanted, in the location I want, and I didn’t need the full time job, then would probably attempt it. 

Why, do you ask?

I think I would attempt it for just one reason and that reason is to learn more about myself.

Why would I and what would I expect to get from the experience?

I think that learning more about myself would be the biggest thing. to find out more about the inner me and where my life is going would be the leading factor, but learning new survival skills would be a big bonus and who knows, would I have a book to publish afterwards. Maybe a draft of a book but then it would take someone three months to type it up to understand it.

In all honesty, living alone in the middle of nowhere (or a forest) is really appealing to me but alas I’m not in the position to try it. This is a bit short and I have lost the track of what I was thinking when I started, but well, it just my thoughts.

What are your thoughts and could you attempt it?

Published in: on August 11, 2014 at 7:32 am  Comments (1)  
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OMG! TEA BOMBING? #steampunk #tea

James Purcell:

Everything stops for tea (bombing)

Originally posted on childoftheisland:

Just catching up with all my blogging buddies this morning and I noticed a reblog on for whom the gear turns (If you’re not familiar with Phoebe’s awesome steampunk site and upcoming UK Steampunk tour, nip over and take a look) that instantly captured my imagination!

Check it out and you will see why: TEA BOMBING ON LONDON BRIDGE

Now on for whom the gear turns, Phoebe suggests that as part of her UK Steampunk tour us UK Steampunks meet up with her for a super splendid tea-bombing event like this so visit her website and let her know if you’re up for this at some point between August 16th and Sept 16th.

I am 100% on this band-wagon and am off right now to find out if anyone has formed some sort of website / association of British tea bombers because I’d love to be doing this on a…

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Published in: on July 29, 2014 at 7:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

Been Slacking but now writing again.

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I discovered that there is a MMORPG that can be played on OSX and thats its also a free to play game. For the last part of two weeks I have been distracted by this but now I’m back to writing again. Book one now sits at 40K words with 22 chapters. I hope that instead of the 2 30word mini books I had planned, i will release one book over 60K

Published in: on July 20, 2014 at 4:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

Oh the Joys of dealing with the I.R.S (USA) Part 2 (now on to the UK)

Well, trying to get an I.T.I.N proves to be the most stressful, painful thing in the world but, E.I.N is the most easy thing in the world.

As a lot of sites state, if you phone up Philly direct and get a good operative then in 10 mins you will have a shiny new EIN and can be selling online to USA

Published in: on June 30, 2014 at 11:49 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Fall of Terra #53: Devine Deliverance

James Purcell:

Thank you Shaven Wookiee (John C Scott) for the opportunity.

Originally posted on Shaven Wookiee:

The deck heaved around him, his head hurt and when he opened his eyes, just the red glow of the self-contained emergency lights cast any illumination about his surroundings. He found himself flat on the floor of the ships brig, up against the cells door. As he sat up, he realised that the door was open and there was a hiss of escaping air. Looking out the door into the brig lobby he caught sight of the prison guard lying on the floor, his head at an impossible angle. Getting to his feet, the prisoner made his way out of the cell and over to the guard, he relieved him of his side arm and checked if it worked. Finding not even the slightest sign of life in the weapon, he threw it away and relieving the guard of his keys, left the brig section.

The ship shuddered around him…

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Published in: on June 22, 2014 at 9:14 am  Comments (3)  

Alternative Words to Said and Physical Characteristic Descriptions ~ Resource List

Useful link and finds.
Thankyou for sharing

Published in: on June 15, 2014 at 8:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
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