Author Archives: beckydeans

About beckydeans

I've always been a writer one way or the other.

Why planning policy is like #WW1 #LestWeForget

Why planning policy is like #WW1 #LestWeForget   I like to read Twitter. It’s a great source of news. Better than Facebook, which is very inward looking and often tries to guess what you’re thinking. You do, to some extent, … Continue reading

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Another Grandma Poem – Queen of Cakes –#amwriting

I am currently very interested in the therapeutic aspects of creative writing, which is a good thing as I’ve been selected by Derbyshire County Council for an Arts Council and DCC funded project to deliver writing sessions in the community. … Continue reading

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The Journey To Publication by Elli Woollard – this is brilliant! 

Publication, publication; that’s your final destination. Think of words you want to say, then stare at Twitter half the day. Publication, publication. Leave aside procrastination! Write your socks … Source: The Journey To Publication by Elli Woollard

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Review of Lost on Mars by Paul Magrs

I can’t wait to read the second instalment of this trilogy. I am still thinking about the characters and the hard life they led on Mars, trying to grow enough to eat, like early settlers in the United States. And … Continue reading

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Mother – a poem #amwriting

Mother The buzzards are circling your heart Diggers rip your stomach Turn your soil They cut your trees because they could Ancient oak and ash hacked away Their remains a stubby finger stuck up to the people But still you … Continue reading

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Everything in the Garden is Rosy

I write this in response to my friend Anna commenting on how full my garden looked last Thursday, and because of our conversation about how the world of Facebook is fake, or on the edge.   Everything in the Garden … Continue reading

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Hedgehog a poem for #hedgehogawarenessweek 

This week my Friday post is dedicated to the hedgehog, a disappearing species. I recently won a lovely bag on Twitter from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society packed full of goodies and it has opened my eyes to the threat … Continue reading

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Are you being influenced? #amediting

I recently opened a box that had been moving between lofts, and found myself a present, a book of poetry written down from 1993 to 1995, a flowery hardback book with fountain-pen entries, signed just in case. Now, at the … Continue reading

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Too Many Stars Have Gone Out This Year #amwriting #music #recordstoreday2016

I went to a record store yesterday and bought my dad the latest David Bowie recording on CD. I didn’t think to buy the latest Prince album as well. I had previously bought the Bowie from a well known online … Continue reading

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Simon Says Three: Your Sweetness is my Weakness

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Simon Says Three   Your Sweetness is my weakness   So here we were for the jam. I’ve always liked the idea of a jam, if I’m honest, though not the fruit kind. More, the getting…

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