William P Thomson

One Who Would a Writer Be.

Archive for the month “May, 2019”

La Ronde!

Hello Good People

It goes on and on, ala Ronde! The roundabout of a writer’s life.

It seems my publisher, AUSTIN MACAULEY (AM) have set up a little W PT blog site for me, so allowing me to do what I do here, on my own personal little blog site. So, when I’ve learnt how to use it, I’ll be a double blogger!

On the more immediate creative front:

Soon I will have some more posters. Some for ‘INSANITUS’, some for ‘WORDSWORK’ GEORGE.

As to the latter, it’s George as a messenger, passing on the request The Duchess of Cornwall made in a newspaper article earlier in the year: Read to the children – at least 15-minutes a day!

When possible, and with obvious expert help, I’ll try and put this poster on to this blog site.

As to actual writing …. I’m in the middle of writing a final novella and will complete a trilogy on a particular storyline. In the course of this endeavour, yet again I awoke from a night’s sleep and, in the semi-conscious mindset, came up with an answer to a very difficult plot sequence. Dare I paraphrase: ‘The mind is mightier than the sword!’?

Right, that’s it. Have a great Bank Holiday, contact you again soon.

Cheers,

PT

NB: I note May leaves in June!

With Gothic Font Title…

This is THE final version, which has the Gothic lettering for the title. Dump the one I previously sent you.

Thomas: Can we print a poster and some leaflets from the attached? I’ll speak with you Monday. PT J

From: Finola Stack [mailto:finolas@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2019 3:12 PM
To: Pete
Subject: With Gothic Font Title…

Finola Stack
Artist & Illustrator

5 The Macies
BATH, BA1 4HS
Tel: (01225) 571 421
http://www.finolastack.co.uk

Wordswork George(LR).pdf

George.pdf

Hi, Finola.

Bless. Brilliant. I was even able to print off a copy for myself, and I still just love his idiotic bunnie slippers to bits! What do YOU think of the finished article, the message? I checked with AUSTIN MACAULEY, and this poster-to-be is still covered re Copyright, protecting the publisher, and both me and you. This is a non-financial exercise for me, and I thank you for the spirit of your participation in it. I will email over copies to The Literacy Trust and to The Department of Educcation. I hope they use ‘WORDSWORK GEORGE’ for and to the cause. I’ll keep you posted. Get in there, George!! 🙂 PT

‘WORDSWORK’ GEORGE

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Hopefully, in the next month or so, dear old ‘GEORGE’ is going to earn his corn (in a manner of speaking).

Early on in this year, the Duchess of Cornwall penned an article for a newspaper, in which she asked that people (parents) read to their younger children at least fifteen minutes a day. This because of the terrible statistic as to the number of young who can barely read, if at all.

As a result, I penned a few verses and, with the blessing and help of my publisher (AUSTIN MACAULEY), and had them printed on a ‘GEORGE’ bookmarker.

Times moved on. I’m looking at a ‘GEORGE’ poster opposite me, on the wall of my living room. Another “light bulb” moment; a question. ‘Why not involve ‘GEORGE’ further.

This time, it would involve just myself and the wonderful woman who did the illustration of ‘GEORGE’: FINOLA STACK.

I set about describing, in detail, a sort of “doppelganger” GEORGE. And this is what I have been doing over the last few days. Once complete, and in due course, this different ‘GEORGE’ would be put on a poster and presented to one and all …. as a figurehead champion for the cause of getting parents and others to read to young children for at least 15 minutes a day.

Neither my name nor Finola’s will be on the poster, nor any kind of commercial tag. Only George and the message!

At one point, Finola pointed out there were too many words to go on the George figure. A problem. Again, as I looked once more to my GEORGE poster, and so saw the answer. With just the illustration of ‘WORDSWORK’ George on the new poster, it would leave plenty of surrounding space around the little fella.

And the words?

‘WORDSWORK’. As written, a word play on the name of one of England’s greatest Romantic poets – WORDSWORTH. ‘WORDSWORK’ sounds like Wordsworth. Also, split the name and you have WORDS WORK ….. which they do!

There would be the clock face, denoting in RED, the 15-minutes (between midday and 3pm).

Going down the front of George’s lengthened jerkin, word under word, the words ……

WORDS

DO

WORK!

Then, amongst other wordage, the plea:

Please read to children at least 15-minutes a

a day!

When the poster is done, I’ll try, in my cack-handed way, to show the intended item on this blogsite.

That’s it. Have a good day.

PT

SleepWrite

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SleepWrite

I’ve written in the past about MIND’SFLIGHT (MF), of MINDHORIZON(MH), along with the Hypnogogic and Altered State mindsets.

Well, here comes another one that is from the Hypnogogic or Altered State mindsets, and that I have mentioned before in a different way: SleepWrite.

Around 3am this morning I began to awake. In the most natural way, I’ve come up into the Hypnogogic or Altered state. Within a minute or so, I’m thinking about another piece of writing I’m preparing and, from that, ideas, words, approaches enter my mind. I now sleep with a student notepad and biro on my bedside table. So, three or four times, I jot a word or sentence down, then roll back to snooze …. until the next thought/inspiration arrives, and once more reach for my biro. Then it was done. I fell into sleep, not waking until just before 8am. I checked what I’d written. It was readable, made sense. Now this approach can be useful. Ask any advertising copywriter, trying for the next inspiration of words to sell a product or service. Most have yellow pads (post-it stickers) to me and thee by their bed for that express purpose. However, as said previously, be careful, be wary, as breaking into your sleep too much, too often, is courting nature’s wrath.

Right, on that cheerful note, have a good day!

PT

TOO FAST FORWARD!

Hello Good People

I learnt a solitary lesson last night and in the early hours of today. I was of a mind that I had written a particular story, and that it had actually been published in ‘INSANITUS’. It wasn’t so. I was ahead of myself. Ye gods! Still, at 6am this morning, I got it all sorted. As I have noted in the past, who would a writer be?

So, ‘INSANITUS’ is now out there: published. Go on Internet Explorer, type in William P Thomson’s ‘INSANITUS’, then hit ‘ENTER’, and details will come up on the screen. When, IF you purchase and read a copy, please feel free to write your own review. The publisher is now cranking up the promotional machine to spread the word: mmmmmm!

My next published piece will be altogether entirely different fare: my vignette ‘ARRIVAL’.

Have a good day.

W PT

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