Tag: the bad

Nov 19

You’re a bloody superhero!

There have been a few whispers of ‘giving up’ in the past couple of days. Furtive glances at word counts followed by squeaks of terror and gasps of dread. I’ll never finish! This is pointless, my novel is crap…I’m crap! Wahh! The Good: Let me get one thing straight – you are not crap, you …

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Apr 16

M is for Mumpsimus

Nope, not an unused character from the Harry Potter books, or a new Star Wars baddy in the upcoming trilogy…mumpsimus is actually when some cantankerous git decides they’re going to keep doing something the wrong way, even though some kind fellow has pointed out the error of their ways – without resorting to poking them …

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Apr 06

E is for Elephant cock

Big floppy elephant cock…you there, in the back, stop laughing! And you there, at the front, stop sneering in disgust! Those are the two emotions I envisage when I imagine myself shouting the words ‘elephant cock’ to a classroom full of writers. Whether you react with disdain or childish giggling, I’m here to tell you …

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Apr 03

C is for Cunctation

You can lick up the coffee you just spat out, I said ‘cunct’ not…the other word. Cunctation – the action of delaying or putting off doing something. In other words a convenient ‘C’ based synonym for procrastination…ahhh, now that word you’re all familiar with. We all do it – the oh so familiar phrase “sod …

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Mar 31

A is for Arse in gear

What better opportunity to get my arse back in gear than by once again taking part in the A-Z Blogging Challenge? A quick intro for those who have never heard of it before – blog every day in April (expect Sundays) and theme each post around the corresponding letter of the alphabet (first day is …

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