I sometimes pass on links to a website called 101 words – not often, because it can be difficult to create an impression with a mere 101 words. I rarely come across submissions I can relate to, or consider a story. I am sure many of us maturer folk will relate to this one though. … Continue reading Sharing 101 words
It was late 2019 when Phil, from our writing group, had the idea of producing two collections of Christmas stories – one for adults and one for children. It is difficult to summon the Christmas muse once the festive season has passed. By the time we felt Christmassy enough to produce seasonal stories in 2019, … Continue reading Seasonal Confusion
'Easy to get lost in its watery and mysterious world'
Killing Time in Cambridge Just published is a tale of a Cambridge detective with an unusual sidekick , written by an author who knows his territory. Affection for Cambridge and its surroundings shines through the story and its gentle humour ensures these murders won't keep you awake at night. A Good holiday read. Find Phil … Continue reading New Fiction from a Whittlesey Wordsmith
I use Squoosh to compress images for this blog and elsewhere on the web, but I don't always resize them. Images from older posts, before I discovered Squoosh, have been lurking uncompressed at the bottom of my Media Library. I couldn't bear the thought of going through old posts, deleting the images attached to them, … Continue reading What I found in my WP Media Library
What questions would you ask an author in an interview?
a short story
I tackled WordPress's change to block editing and thought I was coping okay. . . and then Gutenberg changed again while I wasn't looking. I'm sure the 'upgrade' has been heralded in one of those emails I don't read, but it threw me when I couldn't find the little arrow that moves blocks up and … Continue reading Gutenberg Changes (the easy ones).
Scheduling WordPress Posts. To be honest, not much can go wrong. It's an easy procedure, practically foolproof. (First, find your fool.) The Process. . . 1 . Review until you never want to read it again. 2 . On your Draft screen, the Settings sidebar should be showing. If it isn't, click on that universal … Continue reading What’s the Worst That Can Happen?
Never. Grandad mourned for the river he could never revisit. Molly couldn’t understand why he would want to. Here, in the pond, he didn’t have to dodge water voles and herons – whatever they were. (She pictured a heron as another kind of cat.) ‘There must be something we can do about that cat.’ Flash’s … Continue reading Pond People 4