No, I will not act my age

‘Granpa, do you miss being a kid?’ Not the sort of question you expect to come, à propos of nothing, from a seven year old tucking enthusiastically into his breakfast. Nonetheless, a fair enough one, and deserving of a measured response. ‘Well no, because in my head I still am a kid’ was my eventual reply. ‘But…

Asked and answered

“Ask a simple question and you’ll get a simple answer” I was always told when I was a child. Sound advice too, I’ve always thought. The posing of a question is one of the most frequently used of all poetic devices and is particularly popular in modern songwriting. The problem is that even if the initial…

Straight to DVD

“Ghostwriter: if you could have any author – living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose?” That’s a good question, and while there could only ever really be one winner, I did spend some time thinking about the options, even though they were all discarded in pretty short order, for one reason…

(Don’t) Quote me

“Do you have a favourite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?” – WordPress: ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’ Well, it wouldn’t be that one, for a start. As it happens, I do like using quotations. Not only does it offer the illusion of erudition,…