Friday, 20 May 2016

Writing - Leaving a record

As I have said oft times before keeping the writing muscle flexed is essential and one way is to write a daily diary. Of course, those diaries, and they have been going for 20 years now, represent a factual record of events. In years to come they will be an indicator of aspects of our culture.

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1656 Complete Midwives Practice

Down through the ages people have kept similar records and how our culture has changed in comparison. The Complete Midwives Practice would have hygienists and health and safety nuts spinning in terror.

When babies were born it was believed they could still be moulded. Giving them wine raised the body temperature allowing easier manipulation. Similarly rubbing the poor child with butter also helped and promoted defecation. It was also believed that baby had been doing nothing but feeding for 9 months and so breast feeding should be put off for a week. The waxy and flexible nature of a babies bones should be protected from damaging movement by swaddling them tightly.

All very authentically recorded in the handbook. I suppose it should be said that writing records for prosperity should carry a health warning.

Please read on.

December 2015

 My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.

All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

Poetry - there are also two thoughtful collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.


God Bless