Couch to 80K Writing Challenge in text Couch to 80K – Week 1 Day 4

This year I am working through Tim Clare’s Couch to 80K Bootcamp– a course where you write for 10 minutes a day.

By following Tim’s prompting, the aim is to work through from basics until you reach the ability to write an 80,000 word novel.

Couch to 80K Writing Challenge in text Couch to 80k – Week 1 Day 3

This year I am working through Tim Clare’s Couch to 80K Bootcamp– a course where you write for 10 minutes a day.

By following Tim’s prompting, the aim is to work through from basics until you reach the ability to write an 80,000 word novel.

Couch to 80K Writing Challenge in text Couch to 80K – Words I like or dislike

This year I am working through Tim Clare’s Couch to 80K Bootcamp– a course where you write for 10 minutes a day.

By following Tim’s prompting, the aim is to work through from basics until you reach the ability to write an 80,000 word novel.

Couch to 80K Writing Challenge in text Couch to 80K Day One – Names

This year I am working through Tim Clare’s Couch to 80K Bootcamp– a course where you write for 10 minutes a day.

By following Tim’s prompting, the aim is to work through from basics until you reach the ability to write an 80,000 word novel.

homeland Homeland – a poem

I couldn’t sleep last night, and found myself (foolishly) doomscrolling. Something Shane Claiborne posted niggled at my soul:

Our faith is not just a ticket in to heaven and a license to ignore the world we live in. We have promised people life after death, when many people are asking if there is life before death. This is not just about going to heaven when we die. It’s about bringing heaven to earth.

You Have No Authority Here! RPG

This is a role play game about Parish Council meetings. It’s for 3-10 people who pretend to respect one another.

Together, you are the members of Little Ranting Parish Council – a hotbed of passive aggressive argumentation, and petty discrimination. You will play round a table or via video chat. The meeting is about to start, but before it can, you need to decide who will Chair it! Who would be brave enough to try… and do they have enough AUTHORITY?!

Comrades-in-arms

This is a piece of microfiction from my upcoming project The Die Decideswhich is live on Kickstarter now! We rolled a ten sided dice and it gave me the directions of 500 words in the category of “On The Allotment”, with the theme of “Acceptance”… Comrades-in-arms

Snow melting on grass Snow

Excited squeals announce a changed world.

The door bursts open. There are visible footprints! Snowballs and smiles. It’s a new garden, a new playground.

A Crash Course in Homeschool

So, you’ve found yourself stuck at home with your kids. They can’t go to school, possibly for months(!), and suddenly there’s this big hole that needs to be filled. You are pretty sure you can’t just put them in front of CITV for the next 12 weeks, but you aren’t quite sure how to tackle things?

Help is at hand! My wife and I home school our kids one day a week – they go to school the other 4 days. This means whilst I still wish I could pack them off again, we aren’t completely lost about what to do.

Flame – Microfiction

A feeble spark as the head died. She grimaced and tried once more. It fizzled out.

The matches were damp, that was the problem. Starting to shiver now, she turned over the box and tapped it. Two fell out. Only two left? She took one and tried again.