"Language is a virus from outer space."
William S Burroughs
So where does a journalist-turned-author go to sound off? Well, here's a pretty good start. This is where I hurl my missives out into the polluted meme-pool of human existence, hopefully to make a few ripples, if not an outright splash...
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on September 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on September 27, 2014 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
Here's one for the Mantel piece
A plot to assassinate a world leader has landed a British author in a spot of bother, prompting the organisation English PEN to speak up on her behalf.
For those who don't know,Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on September 6, 2014 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
Can't see the words for the trees
These books will not be published until the 22nd Century
Some authors have been known to grouch about the length of time its takes conventional publishers to release t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on August 30, 2014 at 1:20 PM||comments (1)|
A tool for too many jobs bar writing
By Mark Cantrell
THE tools of your trade can facilitate your writing, or else they can cripple it.
Years ago, much of my writing was done on a handheld PC. The device slipped into a ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on August 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
Garden Of Weeds
By Mark Cantrell
Hate grows in the tended rows
Of coffins and body bags, all
Filled with corpulent fruit.
The crop is sown
In the furrowed brows
Of grieving faces,
Watered by ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on August 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on July 18, 2014 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
SHOUT at the devil
New campaign to fight for social housing’s future
For too long social rented housing has been the tenure that dare not speak its name, but now a small group of housing professionals have broken ranks to challenge the silence – and demand it be rebuilt as an essential public assetRead Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on July 14, 2014 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
Written without a trace of ego
Alan Johnson does that rare thing for a politician, he steps back from limelight to present an affectionate tribute to the two women who raised him -- his mother and his older sister. The result is an endearing trip down ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on July 7, 2014 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
Behind the cover Mark lurks
Back in May 2014, R G Dole of the blog, A Drip of Truth, featured an interview with yours truly. Here's a tiny snippet of what I had to say, coupled with a link to the full article...
"There’s only one word to describe me –...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Clutching at chores
There's a time and a place for everything, but these days a writers' time and headspace are being devoured by a rapacious brood of craft-hungry cuckoos that forever want more MORE – and this blog is one of 'em...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 7, 2014 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
By Mark Cantrell
Neighbours being too noisy, work colleagues getting on your nerves, the local politician ha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on May 31, 2014 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
With malice aforethought:
The makings of a political crime
The bedroom tax doesn’t have to make sense, not even to its creators, because when all is said and done it’s a policy desig...Read Full Post »