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Egos at the door

Egos: first session.

So, the first session loomed and I was going into it totally blind. I did have Lauren to help and she had a little word game of her own, but I was chairing it!

I decided that, if the circle did attract anybody, then I would start by asking them to write a couple of paragraphs about themselves. This covered two objectives: a) it allowed us to see who they were, as I have shocking memory; and b) what their scribbling levels were. 

Well, I was overwhelmed to see twelve folk sitting awaiting my arrival. I wasn’t late, by the way; they were very early. The nerves kicked in for me then. You see, it’s been a long time since I stood in front of folk and talked, after all.

Ten minutes passed before I got into my stride and began to enjoy it. 

I could see from the pieces written that four wouldn’t be back. Not because they were stupid, but it just wasn’t their thing. You can see it from their ink and eyes.

That did bother me later that day, when the happy juices had been flushed from my nervous veins.

I knew that the game homework would only be done by those who were really interested. And I took the negatives from that.

The game goes like this: someone takes hold of the big dictionary, another person picks a page number, a third picks left or right and the book holder picks a word from that column. Easy! 

An interesting way in which to learn to write and a good way to learn new words. 

I then had two weeks until the next session to allow the black curtain to taint the first session…

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I am a liar! A maker-uper of stories! If this was the 16 (c) I'd be burned as a witch. Fank goodness it is not, eh?! I have four children: two wonderful girls, a fantastic lad and Leeds United. I have no strict genre. I write children's poetry and stories, to edgy, stronger themes. Up until now I have stored them for my own and my family's viewing. Last year i thought bugger it and starred in several short films. One, Playground, which is on the BBC Film Network, used the monologue that I wrote for the audition. You should've seen the face of the receptionist, of the Manchester hotel, where the audition was being held, as I turned up dressed as the psychopath, Gordon. It got the desired effect! I then moved up to Cumbria and wrote and appeared in several live performances on stage. 2012. A local artist, Kayleigh Richardson, commissioned me to write a poem for her to paint a representation. I sent her, The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army. Kayleigh painted a fantastic piece that blew my mind! From that we are collaborating on the Jacob Bear series of stories. Oh and Two's Company is to published, along with seventeen other Sci Fi short stories as part of a collection. Not a bad start to the, so called, last year of the Earth. Now is the time to show the rest of you. I take my themes wherever i see them, whether in reality or dream-world. I hope you enjoy. If not tell me why. If so tell me why. Many thanks and be safe. So far I have published: Jacob Bear's first Christmas,https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GK872A (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GK872A (USA) Jacob Bear Goes to School https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JD3OKY (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JD3OKY (USA Jacob's First Words https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007VZWPSC (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VZWPSC (USA) Space Here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007H96M90 (UK) &http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H96M90#reader_B007H96M90 The Rise of the Sponge Cake Moon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007WWZ16M (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WWZ16M (USA) © Madstoffa, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

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