Hi, this is the landing page for my blog and I feel the need to explain the title. A life of rejection is meant to refer to my travails as an unpublished author. I originally joked that it could refer to my love life as well but in light of the rise in misogeny and the incel phenomena I want to make it very clear I have no truck, or any other kind of vehicle, with those people. Mad I may be but I’m not that mad.
That intention to write about writing went awry when I got side-tracked by politics. If you are a right-winger, Brexiteer, Trump or Boris supporter you won’t like me. You’ll brand me a lefty and compared to you I am. But I want to be rich. I want to make a shed load of money from my writing, appear on QI and Strictly before I’m too old to be anything but a joke contestant. So let’s just say that I will criticise corruption and incompetence of any party, anywhere especially if they are the ones in power and abusing the privilege. I’m not fond of isms of any kind but I dont have to be a socialist to think they have some ideas worth implementing. And I don’t want to have to join a political party and have to support crap I don’t agree with. In short my political views can be summarised as anti-fascist, egalitarian, tolerant of most things but not intolerance, anti-vested interests and the interference of business in government which I believe leads inevitably to fascism.
All that said the main point of this blog remains writing and my tortured relationship with it.
I’ll share useful writing resources and advice I find on a dedicated page here. I’d share notifications for opportunities and competitions but given my sporadic posting it’s probably not worth the bother on here.
I am on Twitter and anything time sensitive or ephemeral is far more likely to be shared there. Like my blog Twitter was intended to be about writing but got diverted too. At ime of writing we are a little over a month from the US election as Trumps seeks a second term and here in the UK our government persists in maintaining chaos and taking advantage to divert public funds to their pals.
I also intended this site to be a showcase. A recent epiphany means I’ll create a separate site for that. Link to follow.
My reasons are to make my samples site family friendly. Given my posting about politics I have been known to use the odd expletive and plenty that will probably be familiar to you.
Now all I have to do is try to battle through my headaches both literal and metaphorical to make both sites a viable reality.
Dear Tom The latest breaking sleaze story about Dyson’s direct link to the PM, is another straw and I would hope the last on the back of this corrupt incompetent and callous government that daily gives me the hump. Sorry about the strained camel metaphor.. Dyson did not already make ventilators and would have had … Continue reading Letter to my MP
After: Don’t let’s be Beastly to The Germans by Noel Coward https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wveW9Tw2JKE Don’t let’s be beastly to the ToriesNow our country is ultimately screwedLet us treat them very kindlyAnd not be justly rudeWe might give them some lent billionsAnd forget about the taxLet’s be sweet to themAnd day by day repeat to themWe know corruption … Continue reading Don’t let’s be beastly to the Tories
A far from exhaustive list of questions that appear not to be getting asked let alone answered. What pandemic plans were in place in the UK before this government effectively scrapped them in Sept 2019? Who was responsible for the decision to scrap the existing plans? What was the agenda of all the COBRA meetings … Continue reading Unanswered Pandemic Questions UK