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)
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
Everything these days is done against the clock. We’re all waiting for the time that something starts or ends. If not then we’ve got something on a timer. I’ve started running recently and, even though I’m doing it solely for fitness, I’ve still taken to timing myself. We’re all obsessed with time. That’s as should … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Living the Dream Part 13 (Time)
Welcome back to my on-running series. I hope you like the new title image. As much as I like the quote from the old one I figured I'd freshen up the image and keep it simple. On my recent break from blogging, I took the decisive step of refreshing myself as regards grammar. This is … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 12 (Grammar)
Much like the offerings of yesterday and Wednesday this is a break in normal programming. I felt my one hundredth post deserved some recognition as I know it’s rare for bloggers to reach this point. In the seven months and two(ish) weeks I’ve been doing this I’ve seen bloggers come and go. That strikes me … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Post Number One Hundred
Happy tax renewal day to my British readers. Thank you for checking in on this impromptu post insofar as it coming on an unscheduled day. There is a good reason for that. The reason is that today is my thirty-third birthday and I thought I’d type up a short birthday blog post for myself. I … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – One Third of a Whole Century
Catch up with all previous additions to this series by clicking here. Rules are a part of life. They’re there and we either stick by them or run the risk of serious reproach (and worse) if we don’t. The claim will always be that rules are there to protect us and whatever it is that the … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 11 (Rules)
In recent times I’ve been postulating over what it is people are generally looking for in a blog. When you get the urge to read what somebody has posted, are you looking for something in particular or is it more to do with the person who wrote it? In the case of the latter, I … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – What Are You Looking For?
In the past week or two my inner novelist has been threatening to burst from within me. I’m getting a real massive urge to work on my big project, The Escapades of William Hart, again. The first instalment, Revenge on the Spanish Main, still needs touching up on the terminology front, but I began working on … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 10 (Novelist’s Itch)