Blogs and Journalism

Getting in touch with my inner Australian

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For an Englishman interested in taking a side-step out of his regular life, there is no place quite like Australia. After all, a couple of centuries ago, the ancestors of today's Australians took a side-step out of their regular lives (or,...

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Why writers are mugging each other

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Today marks the end of a peculiar, but increasingly popular, annual event: national novel-writing month is almost over. Heads down, fingers pounding away at their keyboards, would-be writers here and in America will be racing for the finishing line, having...

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Sometimes you can be too dignified

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It has been one of those moments when, as if we have suddenly been spooked by the chilly uncertainties of today and tomorrow, there has been a general scurrying back to the warmth and safety of yesterday. The newspapers have...

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Song of the week (Yuletide Special): Christmas in Bed

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The great 5 x 15 Stories asked me to write a Christmas song for them. I'm not sure this is quite what they were expecting. Christmas in Bed by TerenceBlacker And here's its launch, with two other songs, when I...

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Modern love is just lust in the ether

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Like the hula-hoop, skateboarding and computer games, sexting is one of those teenage fads which has spread unexpectedly into the adult world. There was a time when talking dirty by text – or, more challengingly, within the 140-character form of...

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