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Writing and Thinking

by Elizabeth Stott

Welcome to the home page of my blog. You will find some of my writing – short stories, novel extracts and poetry – mixed with reflections on things that engage me, including some little excursions into some of my interests. There is a bit of cosmology and physics, some musings on life in the universe, including that which is happening right now on a planet near you. Also some self-referential stuff about the practice of writing and the need for good coffee, wine etc – all vital to the creative process.  This is a personal blog, and I reserve the right to get things wrong sometimes. I try my best to be accurate over practical matters, such as the size of the observable universe, but there are people much better qualified than me to talk about that, so if something sparks your imagination, then it is your responsibility to find out more about it. If I have got something horribly out of line – please let me know.

My stories and poetry  have appeared in various literary magazines and anthologiesMy short story collection, Familiar Possessions, is now out of print, but I have revived a couple of the stories with an extra one in a Kindle story ‘triplet’ This Heat, and others appear on-line.  Up-to-date information on my publications is listed under the menu – click ‘Show’ for the slide-out menu, and use the rather narrow slider bar on the right hand side of this to move down.  Follow the tag cloud to read fiction, short stories and poetry, or use the ‘Fiction Links’ menu option. Newer posts can be accessed directly from the side-bar.

‘To Blog or Not’ is a play on words. Blogging is a self-conscious activity. One does it deliberately and with intent, but  I don’t take it too seriously, but hope that you enjoy it. The idea is not to to overwork the observational posts – they are sketches rather than oil paintings and will have a few rough edges.

Some of my poems and stories are recorded on Sound Cloud – links from the blog sidebar. Click ‘Show’ and slide down to the widget.

Please note that all characters in my stories are fictional, and that I retain copyright on all of my work. All photographs and artwork are my own.

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