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End of the year blog assessment.

I ironically set this blog running in the year that the folk with the fullest imaginations said we would explode into a trillion fragments. I recall my brother speaking to me at the time and being more than worried about the “end” as it drew near. 

Anywho, unless this is the afterlife, or I see dead people, the Earth kept spinning and I have continued to write.

As I look back at the many pieces I’ve written, I feel grateful for this blog. It’s gifted me the opportunity to see the evolution of my learning, my mind and my life.

As a self taught writer, up until the year of this blog’s birth, I was full of imagination, but, with no idea how to put it down on paper.

I then joined a writing class. This wasn’t a uni degree, therefore it wasn’t indepth, but it did give me confidence and a certain direction.

Why am telling you this?

For one: if you’ve just kicked off your own blog and wonder if it’s worth it, then keep going. Even if you only have one reader and one like, you writing is you learning your voice and your craft.

For two: even if your first attempt at an idea is shabby, as most of my early work is, you can use your blog as an high tech notebook and, as I’m doing at the mo, go back and treat your good ideas to a little polish.

Therefore, enjoy your blog. It’s you creating. And anything that is the opposite of destruction has got to be a good thing for you and all around.

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About Chris42

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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2 thoughts on “End of the year blog assessment.

  1. besides, in general it’s fun…

    Posted by Maureen Sudlow | December 11, 2016, 9:36 pm

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