Author Archives: Wendy Lodwick

Dither and Delay Tactics …. 1/2020

How many of you realised, as I did not, how often I dithered and delayed at VI …. so the number of excuses for not writing a piece of fiction were considerably more than I expected to see when I … Continue reading

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Dither and Delay Tactics VIII and XI

How do you put off writing? Get yourself a young rescue dog! One week ago Dave and I and Isla, the eight year old small kelpie, welcomed a long-legged 2 year old male kelpie called Simba into the house. We … Continue reading

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A couple of fragments

  Fragment I Jeff paused before he plugged in his shaver into the socket beside the basin in his hotel. His hand trembled as the memory ambushed him; maybe the smell of the Lily of the Valley soap had triggered … Continue reading

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Dither and Delay Tactics VII

Well, well, well, I have taken putting off to a whole new level; I am astonished to see it is more than eighteen months since I last wrote here which is symptomatic of ‘since I last wrote at all’. Of … Continue reading

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Dither and Delay Tactics VII

Not writing this blog for a long time fits in with all my other delays on writing projects.  I wouldn’t say I hit a writer’s block so much as lost interest in writing at all.  The here and now has … Continue reading

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Dither and Delay Tactics VI

Almost six months since I wrote in this blog – I am astonished; this length of time is my most impressive delay but it does reflect my ambivalent relationship to my writing at the moment.  After the publication of my … Continue reading

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Dither and Delay Tactics VI

Well, a record!  A whole summer where my fiction writing didn’t run in conjunction with other activities – travelling on the narrow boat, walking the dog, gardening, cooking, swimming – it just disappeared.  When I had any time to write … Continue reading

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Here and There A Collection of Short Stories

I have sent my book to the printers, Clays, and expect a few boxes from them in time for the launch on 21st June at The Willow Gallery.  Very excited!

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Dither and Delay Tactics VII

  I have rediscovered an effective way to avoid serious writing is to go on holiday; and to take that holiday in Ireland is to make it particularly difficult. It was rained, there was mist but enough bright sunlight for … Continue reading

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Dither and Delay Tactics VI

The Journal. I keep a journal in which, unlike a log or a diary, I make intermittent comments. Sometimes I write a paragraph and at other times a page or even two. I stick in ticket stubs and newspaper cuttings. … Continue reading

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Dither and Delay Tactics V

The weather over Easter has been grim; has it been anything else this year. Okay, Easter Sunday showed us sun and rainbows but it was water and mud underfoot. Most of this week I have walked the dog in horizontal … Continue reading

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Dither and Delay Tactics VI

I was contemplating the title I have awarded this blog and decided the words I selected required a little further contemplation and explanation. I like the word ‘dither’.  It points to a spontaneous and momentary hold up in the proceedings; … Continue reading

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