Author Archives: Sean

About Sean

I live in my own thoughts, chat to imaginary friends, and survive primarily on Snickers and Nescafe. I work full-time and study part-time for a BA in English Literature with the OU. Home is the North West of England, and my heroes are those authors that can make miracles out of paper and words…… “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” – Mark Twain.

Haiku-a-day: day 45 of 365

  Haiku… Woeful winter trees: their bashful, naked branches mourn their long lost leaves Inspiration… The copious number of trees that I can see through the window, at work, acts as the focal point of today’s Haiku. I though I … Continue reading

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Sandra visits a Marriage Guidance Counsellor

This is an activity from the A215 Creative Writing Course that I’m doing with the OU. I’m writing about Sandra and James Hartington, who are visiting a marriage guidance counsellor. It’s written in first-person, from the point of view of … Continue reading

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Haiku-a-day: day 44 of 365

  Haiku… ‘Weather Bomb’ Storm in Western and Northern Scotland; Power to homes restored! Inspiration… Much of Western and Northern Scotland has been without electricity for the past couple of days. Fortunately, power has been restored to the vast majority … Continue reading

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Haiku-a-day: day 43 of 365

  Haiku… Xmas lunch at work Some had turkey; most had fish Mince pies! Not just yet! Inspiration… It was the annual ‘Enquiry team’s Xmas lunch today. We celebrated it at an Italian, not too far from the office. It … Continue reading

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Sandra at the solicitor’s

This is an activity from the A215 Creative Writing Course that I’m doing with the OU. I’m writing about Sandra, whose marriage has failed. This narrative passage is set in her solicitor’s office, and it’s written in first-person, from the … Continue reading

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Martine, the creature of habit

This is an activity from the A215 Creative Writing Course that I’m doing with the OU. It involves writing a short passage of narrative whereby I have to establish a dramatic present (a character is situated in a particular place … Continue reading

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Haiku-a-day: day 42 of 365

  Haiku… Frozen car windows Cloudy vapour from exhausts   Winter’s icy breath Inspiration… It was really crisp this morning (zero celsius). It made me think about whether we are going to have a really cold winter in the UK. … Continue reading

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