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About thebelatedwriter

I'm a baby boomer who has always wanted and tried to write. It was only when I did an MA in Creative Writing in 2010-11 that I dared to take my writing more seriously. I write both poetry and prose and have had a number of poems published. This blog is for my writing friends, my non-writing friends, and anyone else who may be interested in these ruminations.

Published

Oh, my goodness! I hadn’t realised how long it was since I last posted anything on this blog. May, it was, and now it’s September. The summer we’ve had has been and gone and it’s not long till the autumn … Continue reading

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Wanting to do it better

Gradually I’ve been getting back into writing again, producing more poems, thanks to the April Poem a Day online group set up by Simon Williams, and working on a new rewrite of my much-worked novel. I’m altering the time sequence, changing … Continue reading

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Playing Alice by Jenny Hamlett

Jenny Hamlett is the third Devon poet who is launching her collection at the beginning of May. Playing Alice (published by Indigo Dreams) is her second full collection. Her first collection, Talisman, was also published by Indigo Dreams, and as well as these two … Continue reading

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All the Time in the World by Rebecca Gethin

  Rebecca Gethin is another of the trio of Devon poets who will be launching their collections at the beginning of May. She is the author of two acclaimed collections of poetry, River is the Plural of Rain (Oversteps Books) and A Handful … Continue reading

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Open After Dark by Sue Proffitt

  As I’ve said before, I’m fortunate enough to belong to a group of extraordinarily accomplished novelists and prose writers who first met on the MA at Bath Spa University. I’m also very fortunate that down here in Devon there … Continue reading

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Did you say writing?

This is my 90th post. It’s a venerable number, but if you remember that the blog has been going for nearly five years it’s really not that many – an average of 18 posts a year, or one and a … Continue reading

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Not with a bang…

I don’t know what I expected when I self-published this blog as a book. I said to people I might sell a couple of dozen if I was lucky, so obviously I wasn’t setting my sights high, but I think … Continue reading

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