Man vs purse (or handbag to my fellow Brits) is an age-old battle fought on many fronts and one that is known to have claimed many casualties… mostly men.
On chatting to Jennifer a fellow blogger, recently, this slightly strange topic was somehow conceived and it was put to me that perhaps man vs purse and its underlying themes should be the subject of a blog post. I really admire Jennifer for her out-of-leftfield and very entertaining, topics, but I never could quite get my head around conjouring one up for myself. So, not wanting to duck an interesting challenge and relishing the idea of writing something a little bit different, I set to work on thinking exactly what are the underling themes? What does man vs purse imply?
Then it struck me. As I said in the introduction, man vs purse is and age-old contest, and when one begins to look properly, underlying themes abound.
So I’ve just been composing a chapter that I had in mind for book one and really wanted to write, but could never squeeze in, which was a shame because the hero saves a whole star system from being discovered by those dastardly Brits and their Royal Navy and everyone cheers and whoops, pats him on the back and gives him their babies to kiss. Great stuff.
Anyway, after looking forward to writing this so much, I’ve somehow managed to find a place for it at the beginning of book two. And I’m very pleased to say that it hasn’t disappointed.
Just had to share this with you…
Thanks to Author Design Studio for the original.
I’ve been blogging on and off for about four years; but it’s only recently I’ve started using a tool that I now find to be invaluable.
I’d always known about this gadget and I see it in use a lot, but I never bothered to discover how it works until a fellow blogger mentioned the value she places on it. And once alerted to its usefulness, it instantly became one of those items to always tick-off the ‘before you hit publish’ checklist.
WARNING: This post contains profanity and its subject matter may be a small cause for offence. (But it’s quite funny too).
Oh yes, and the names have been changed to protect the incident… Continue reading
Spam. I don’t get it. I mean, I get the concept of companies endeavouring to sell us stuff by perpetually invading every conceivable orifice of our digital lives; be it inboxes, timelines, newsfeeds or comments boxes. What I don’t get, is exactly what it hopes to achieve and does it really work?
And so, as opposed to my usual material, there’s nothing in this post about getting my book published or interesting writing experiments. There’s also nothing about character naming conundrums or the best/worst way to use an awesome adjective. But there is something about writing. Bad writing. Very, very bad writing. Almost comical writing even. Continue reading