I was out and about in my hometown recently doing a little shopping. I noticed a friend I’ve known for rather a long time who appeared to look at me and then head in the opposite direction. As it transpired, I needed to go somewhere that was in the same general direction as where he’d … Continue reading Is Social Media Creating Social Anxiety?
Every now and again, I can get carried away whilst writing. Perhaps it’s the novelist in me wishing to be entertaining and flamboyant. The problem with it is that, when writing non-fiction, facts must be adhered to. Feelings are going to be present, but feelings simply mustn’t be communicated as facts if they aren’t. I … Continue reading An Apology to the Staff and Management at Old Ball
I think we all know that group of lads who are or were a bunch of tearaways. It’s pretty much a given that boys will wind up connecting with other boys and, together, find themselves in a host of misadventures. I was no exception to the rule. I met two of my best friends (Andy … Continue reading Shenanigans
Welcome to an impromptu edition of Living the Dream. There’s a very good reason why I’m slipping this one in. It’s done. Editing for the first instalment of my series of novels is finally complete… at least the third round of editing is anyway. What makes this round of editing so special compared to the … Continue reading The Escapades of William Hart–A Living the Dream Exclusive!
If you’ve been (un)fortunate enough to read my fiction work then you’ll notice that I have a penchant for including dialogue between my characters. Let’s face it; a story that includes more than one character and doesn’t feature dialogue is both rare and frankly weird. While it’s entirely feasible to tell a story of two … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 14 (Dialogue)
Just like that, the change has been made. Paul.E.Bailey’s World still spins, but with a different name. Let’s face it; there’s never been a less popular time to be an average, white man. Women hate us. Homosexuals hate us. The transgendered hate us. Muslims hate us. Hindus hate us. Black people hate us. Hispanic people … Continue reading Goodbye, Paul.E.Bailey’s World…
I’ve come to the decision to give my blog a facelift. The reason I named this blog Paul.E.Bailey’s World is because I took advice from some website or another that the best way to market my name was to feature my name in the title. Common sense really. You immediately know that the person you’re … Continue reading Rebrand
Ever since I started blogging I’ve seen a whole host of posts from other bloggers about their favourite quotes. Some are quite inspiring quotes from great thinkers. Most are rather bourgeois ten-a-penny musings that could have been dreamed up by any average IQ layman. That is, of course, my personal perception. One man’s chalk is … Continue reading Quote Me On It…
A year ago to the day I clicked ‘publish’ on my first official blog post. There had been one other before that; however, that was merely a short introductory post. The first proper one was Shiver Me Timbers…Said No Pirate Ever! where I imparted everyone with a little bit of my knowledge on the subject … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–A Year on the Blog
There was a post recently on a Facebook fiction writers group that I’m part of. The poster asked if we thought we were inherently destined to be writers or was it more a case of choosing that path out of curiosity. A good question. It led me to ponder the question further on a grander … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Destiny Vs Desire