Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Pantster or Planner Extraordinaire??? A thought for NaNoWriMo


No way is the wrong way

  
For some pups it’s an enormous thrill
to set out on this wild ride
with no inkling how they’re gonna fill
even just one side…

…of paper, let alone a whole ream.
But somehow they take all the bits and cook
them up into a tumbling stream
of words that make up a whole book!

Others plan with mathematical precision,
with calculators and spreadsheets
and never need any revision
and reckon their method beats
any other.

Cos they’d ruther

swear by their own way,
than say

that this way, nor that way either

is the right way
nor that way neither.
Pantster or planner?
Excerpt from 'Woofs of Wisdom on Writing'




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Monday, 20 October 2014

The Fount of all Wisdom - Not!!! This was a poo-puzzler....

I'm obviously the fount of all wisdom cos of Jeff-Dog. Whenever I'm out with him I'm often approached by someone saying: "You've got a dog..."

Um - yeah.

"You've got a dog, so what I want to know is this...."

This approach immediately makes me feel like there's a police car behind me and I'm about to be accused of some heinous dog-crime. And I wait. And Jeff-Dog waits... And we can hear dogs howling in the distance as the world falls silent; the odd tumbleweed rolls down the street, our breath is running out and we're turning purple. I know Jeff-Dog is turning purple under all that fur just by the look on his face...

Yeah. So today. We're ambling along, when we're approached by a man who says: "You've got a dog, so what I want to know is this - why do you dog-people pick up your dog-poo, tie it up into little black bags - and then..." (Jeff-Dog and I, we're already holding our breath at this stage) "...and then why do you have to tie the bags into the trees?"

Eh???

I think probably, 'gormless' would be the most descriptive word to use for our expressions as our minds race away trying to work out the incomprehensible picture this question has given us....

Wot???

Poo in the trees... (poo in bags in the trees)...
This is Jeff-Dog going: "Wot????"

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Excerpt from 'Woofs of Wisdom on Writing' by CorgiScribe; illustrated by Susan Alison

Night and/or day


Some pups rival the nocturnal habits of owls
tapping away into the bowels
of night getting down their howls
of creative birth.

They end up with permanent writerly scowls,
bags under their eyes down to their jowls,
loads of prose with not enough vowels,
and an increasing girth.

But despite the leg-aching midnight prowls,
the frustrated and often nonsensical growls,
the slapping of faces with wet towels
– for some of us it can be of great worth!

Others of us need to sleep at night
and only work in the light
of day.
That is to say:

don’t be wary
if you vary
from the ‘norm’.


Because there isn’t one.




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Monday, 8 September 2014

With Love and All that Jazz Corgi greeting cards

With Love and all that Jazz

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Border Collie handy with a sewing needle (unlike me - give me needle and thread and I'm in knots in no time)

A stitch in time saves nine. Yeah, it does.

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The lovely Otto being a very, very good dog. Like he is.

Crikey - I can't believe how badly I have neglected my blog. Poor blog!

There are so many things that need updating and I can't think where to begin, so I'll post a pic of the lovely Otto for now....

I am SUCH a good dog!!! (He is!!! No. Really!)

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

No dog could equal her passion for ballroom - Border Collie greeting cards

'No dog could equal her passion for ballroom'.

She even gave up chasing cars so that she could live in the drama of the ballroom. (as long as she had the partner she wanted, that was)



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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Really cool surf dudes - labrador retriever dogs take to the waves

Some new cards - from a watercolor painting titled: 'Really cool surf dudes'.

Three Labrador dogs take to the waves. They're really cool surf dudes. However, one of them is REALLY, really cool - he sips his cocktail while behind him his two friends provide the board show.





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