Writing

Feather name

I came across a lovely phrase today in my Gaelic class, ainm cleite; ainm (pronounced anum/anim) means name, and cleite which means feather… feather name which translates as pen name, and like the French ‘nom de plume’ it derives from the use of a quill to write with. I’ve never been tempted to use a pen name… […]

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Three brothers

For quite a while I’ve had a character lurking in my busy writing brain .. now he has been joined by two brothers. I can see them so clearly the three of them, but as yet they have no story, and apart from being related to each other, they have no other connections like wives or parents. They have no names […]

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