Monthly Archives: April 2011

Last Read-through of CORRESPONDENCE

I’m getting stuck in.  There’s no sexual distraction this Saturday and there’s a public holiday this Monday.  I’ve already gone through the preliminaries including the foreword, altering the index as I went, and am about to plunge into the letters … Continue reading

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Angst and the Key as Antacid

I’m not usually anxious, self-doubting or …what’s the other thing? but this morning (dread’s the other thing) I had this butterfly in my stomach and couldn’t explain how it got there.  This is no surprise to me this year which … Continue reading

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The Writers’ Group Meeting, April, focusing on John Elliott

Despite having two books published, John regressed to his usual depreciation of my writing, thinking the child, Johnny, in ‘the book’ too adult and philosophical to be five and Jacqui Knowles largely agreed with him.  They should’ve taken on board by … Continue reading

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Original Wikipedia entry on Elizabeth Thoms Clark by John Cairns

Elizabeth Thoms Clark nee Carswell, called Betty, was born 22 June 1918 in Wallsend of Scottish parents who moved to Glasgow. She wanted to be a writer & ‘My first adult play was written at 12… – Cendrillon in French!’ … Continue reading

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Betty Clark

Betty Clark’s long dead. She wanted to be a published writer and with my support and inspiration, she succeeded: her poems were published in papers and magazines and one included in Scottish Poetry 1; a book of her plays was … Continue reading

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Spite

I’d edited CORRESPONDENCE past the last item any inserted plate would refer to and saved it.  I was saving it as rich text when the screen went white and froze, the computer in fugue in a way I’d never seen … Continue reading

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