Daily Verse – Grass, Flower, Word.

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8 NIVUK The context for today's verse is the prophet Isaiah asking God what he is 'cry out' on behalf of the Lord. None too encouragingly for us the Lord's response is that the people are like the grass… Continue reading Daily Verse – Grass, Flower, Word.

Daily Verse – Endurance, Encouragement, Hope.

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4 NIVUK There are more opinions and points of view in the world now than there has ever been. News outlets and social… Continue reading Daily Verse – Endurance, Encouragement, Hope.

Daily Verse – Three Things on Your To-Do List.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIVUK We are used to productivity gurus and time-management geniuses giving us the number one rule - have one main thing on your list, have five things, have as many as you can think of but only to the top two, etc. etc.… Continue reading Daily Verse – Three Things on Your To-Do List.

Daily Verse – Walking with the Wise.

Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20 NIVUK In this recent technological era we can gain unparralleled access to the very best people in our field of interest. Most of them even do Masterclasses to teach you everything they have learnt on their journey. We are… Continue reading Daily Verse – Walking with the Wise.

Writing A Character Series.

Check out this excellent Guardian newspaper article interviewing a host of essential authors writing in the detective genre. Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Val McDermaid, Ann Cleeves, and others talk about how they came to write their series and the impact of doing so. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/27/me-and-my-detective-by-lee-child-attica-locke-sara-paretsky-jo-nesb-and-more

From the Archives – Write Like the Mechanical Hound is After You!

http://Photo by Neel on Unsplash Audi Version on HerbieWriter.Podbean.com Another previous post, which seemed right to put out again after the last one on Ray Bradbury's book Fahrenheit 451. This post concentrates on the writing of the original story from which the book developed. Okay, so Ray Bradbury didn’t say directly to ‘write like the… Continue reading From the Archives – Write Like the Mechanical Hound is After You!

It is okay not to finish (at the moment).

I am sure I'm not alone in this. Sometimes you just can't finish a project. You hit a wall. You lose the thread. A character doesn't follow the plot line you have carefully constructed for them. I'm sure it happens to artists and musicians also. As a writer you normally do two things. First, you… Continue reading It is okay not to finish (at the moment).

Day 467 – Creative Like Bill Belichick, Pt.2.

So yesterday I suggested that relatives could take inspiration/lessons from sports and hopefully I will convince you today. Bill Belichick is the most successful NFL coach ever because: He stays focused on the overall goal and works hard to achieve it He never goes through the motions and always trains with purpose He makes sure… Continue reading Day 467 – Creative Like Bill Belichick, Pt.2.

23 Days in July 2019 – Le Tour – Stage 15.

Predications all turned upside down, commentators and pundits changing their minds quicker than the pedals are turning on those race bikes and the Tour enters its last stage before the final rest day and the last five combative stages before the final processional stage into Paris. Life changes as quickly as events in a Grand… Continue reading 23 Days in July 2019 – Le Tour – Stage 15.

23 Days in July 2019 – Le Tour – Stage 11.

Like the anticipation of any big event, the few days before are nervous and conservative. In a bike race like the Tour de France all of the GC favourites become chess players, mindful and trying to think ahead as many moves as they are able. The difference being their eventual execution of those moves will… Continue reading 23 Days in July 2019 – Le Tour – Stage 11.