I have been writing for 35 years starting out with poetry then moved on to song lyrics and music/band reviews,I now write mostly historical fiction and I have written and self published 11 books to date.
Ten reasons you shouldn’t snub other genres
From an early age we are exposed to genres of music that, as we grow, become “un-cool” among our peers, I was guilty of this until I turned 16.
Mining and History
I have been wanting to write a piece about the mining industry for quite some time now. As a Historian I have come across many sites where mining has either destroyed, or it has been a prominent cause in the loss of history.
Don't Give Up!
Music is an integral part of life, without it the world would be a mere echo of sadness which stands upon the shoulders of those who remember the sweet melodies that once calmed their souls, without the musicians who make the music we lose something as important as life itself, how many times has a song lifted your spirits, made you cry or feel something, anything at all?
Stop Working For Free
Recently I spotted a post on one of the many history Facebook groups I am a member of, it was from one of the Admin asking for writers to contribute to her history related blog.
Bicycles, Love them or hate them they are a popular form of transport for many people across all Continents. In the UK however there appears to be an ongoing silent war between Motorists and Cyclists or all ages, just a quick search on YouTube reveals a plethora of videos featuring road rage, near misses or stupidity in general between both these groups.
10 things to do during Lockdown.
In these trying times many of us are struggling, not just financially but emotionally, the devastation is being felt across the world by people from all walks of life.
Unity & Love
I have kept silent throughout all the Covid 19 epidemic, and I kept silent throughout the current Black Lives Matter movement, not because I don't support, agree or disagree with it but because I felt that the opinion of a late 40s white male was probably not needed.
How to Restring a guitar
I never actually thought people wouldn't know how to restring a guitar, for me it was pretty obvious from day one how the strings went on an electric, an acoustic. I did have to be shown when it came to a classical guitar. It came to my attention recently that not everyone is as perceptive as I am, and I also had the added advantage of being interested in guitars long before I started learning to play one.