Monthly Archives: January 2012

The After-Effect of Paul McKenna – and Relearning Skills

The strange thing about having Paul McKenna hypnotise me to get me writing again was that my creative power was out of control. I had this unregulated emotion to write, which over the last 4 years I have been honing … Continue reading

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Audition With The Three Belles More Than I Expected

Yesterday I had the most interesting, amazing and slightly bizarre experience. After years of doing no acting whatsoever, I went for an audition with the lovely Three Belles. The Three Belles, doing their thing For those of you who don’t … Continue reading

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The Tube Healer – An Opening

The Tube Healer by Matt Wingett 1. Above and Below Someone that pretty shouldn’t have to cry. Those are the very words Gary thinks just before the transformation. He admires her elegance, her pouting lips and long dark hair, and … Continue reading

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And The Next Version Of The Cover For The Tourist – by Matt Wingett

Well, now I am a little tired of all the re-designs I’ve made for this cover, so this is going to be the last one. Having had to replicate a series of effects I had done on an earlier image, … Continue reading

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A slightly changed cover for The Tourist – Portsmouth Gothic story

So friend of mine, David Saunderson of The Spooky Isles, suggested that the cover for The Tourist needs to be darker and more atmospheric.  So this is what I’ve done with the image. You are welcome to let me know … Continue reading

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A Cover for The Tourist – A Portsmouth Horror Story

Below you’ll find the provisional front cover of my latest e-book – The Tourist. This is a freebie that I’m giving away, and is a ghost story set around Portchester Castle. I found the engraving in a pile of pictures … Continue reading

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A New Southsea Gothic Story – First Draft

Below is the first draft of the opening to a story provisionally entitled “The Snow Witch” I am writing.  Will let youknow how it goes! The Snow Witch The musician blows in one winter night, as the weather is at … Continue reading

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The Arts Council – Your Local Artistic Banker? – Portsmouth Writer Hub January 11th 2012

On Wednesday January 11th, Portsmouth Writer Hub at The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth was visited by John Prebble, from the Arts Council South East, to talk about that “strange, confusing beast” (as one writer put it) – Arts Council Funding . … Continue reading

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Anti-Pasti League

The question the quizmaster asked at the Leopold pub down Albert Road tonight was (I am pretty sure): “What Nazi used to make pesto sauce.” Should have been “nuts are” but Pompey diction can be poor. The answer? Well, all … Continue reading

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The Book Cover For “The Three Belles Star In We’ll Meet Again”

So, I published “The Three Belles Star In We’ll Meet Again” over the weekend.  I thought it might interest you to see a larger version of the artwork I decided to use. I might spice this up a bit with … Continue reading

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