Having last month asked the excellent Graham Bartlett – a retired ex-policeman who has successfully supported enough crime writers to be inspired to write his own – to look at my known-to-be-faulty novel #5, and subsequently spent time mulling over his spot-on advice, I made the decision to turn the telling of it upside down and completely re-write it.
I began the process yesterday and got so deeply involved I forgot I needed to post both new words and a winner to this week’s Prediction. So, a quick re-read, and I came up with two deserving entries: Terrie’s 'paperclipped to the moon’ in her SAS diaries entry 208 was both joyful and inspired, and David’s ‘Artefact’ exceptionally poignant – thank you both, as well as to Jim and Antonia for their ever-reliable commenting.
Words for the coming week, eggcup, number, spectacle
Entries by midnight Thursday February 2nd Saturday
December 31st, new words Friday 3rd.