JB and I are working on a terrific project.

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As you probably know we dabble. We refuse to accept that at our ages that we cannot write a story worthy of publication.

We each have well developed characters and story lines and have, well, dabbled over the years. Again, and again. And again. Something we keep going back to, which means of course, something we keep leaving.

Of course over time our attention gets diverted. We both tend to go off to whatever shiny thing catches our attention. And of course we are happy to bumble along.

We love our characters and even if they never appear on page in front you they do keep us entertained and we discuss them at length.

Today for our once a week FaceTime we are discussing poisons. Researching, in spite of technological challenges with all things modern.

We have had different routines. Judith, for a while, dedicated 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon every day as writing time. But then other activities pop up and schedules change.

Currently we are busy enough with our lives that we decided to try dedicating one day a week to this endeavour. For her it is Sunday (my Saturday) and for me it is Sunday (her Monday).

We email each other what we have written and when we meet we discuss what is happening.

Of interest, this time we are writing by hand and then entering it. Something new, at least for a while.

We do love our lives and our passions. Ever changing as they are.

So now from North of 43 I am off to dust off my old friends and start them off on a new adventure reflective of their counterparts A World Apart!

Chris G March 26th ’22

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

16 thoughts on “MURDER A WORLD APART”

    1. Hahaha I know!! I kept trying to write with good penmanship then I read how awful Agatha Christie’s penmanship was so I decided t go au natural. However I must transcribe it on the screen in a reasonably short time or I can’t eat it myself.


  1. Congratulations, you two know how to keep writing fun. Has either one of you read Julia Cameron’s books on writing? She does encourage you to write every day in a stream of consciousness way for 3 full pages before you write what you want to write that day. It’s a purging of crazy leftover thoughts that get in the way of the writing you want, or it also helps flush out things you might want to write about later (aka, journaling). Enjoy the process and keep having fun!

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    1. Thanks Shelley – yes we have all of Camerons and several from Elizabeth George who I found most helpful in full character development and Stephen King’s On Writing and several others. Lots of delicious information here but probably not much talent though it does not spoil the fun

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