Author JW Bowe settles in for an evening answering questions about writing process and creative insights. As well as uninvited telephone conversations.
6th January 2018
You can’t always get what you want. We all know that because we’ve all just been through Christmas. I wanted a short wheel base Mercedes-Benz Unimog with extra tyre replacements, but all I got was a request from The Bodleian Library, Oxford, for a perpetuitous (!) copy of The Meifod Claw. Continue reading “Resolution, Blog”
18th December 2017
Welcome to winter…
I’ve just been given some mulled cider. It’s giving me the willies, but then anything described as mulled always does. It’s wicked cloudy, and apparently you warm it in the bottle until it looks almost angry, then take it far away from the heat as quickly as possible, let its temper settle for a few days, pour and enjoy the headache.
What can you possibly tame mulled cider with? A pot of nutmeg and a meaningful dilution of rum might do it, but perhaps it’s better to throw the whole contents into a bucket with a load of unmolested apples (not cookers) for some extreme Christmas apple bobbing? Continue reading “I’m Gonna Blog Like its 1999”
Want to know something of the mind inside the man who would set his debut novel in North Wales? If you can pronounce Cerrigydrudion on your first attempt then feel free to proceed…
7th December 2017
What’s going on with Labradors? Obviously they’re terrific, I’m not planning to have a go; Labradors look about perfect in the looks department, better even than a dolphin. They’re probably the best–looking thing in reality, and considering that I’ve just taken receivership of some new spectacles, I’m feeling in the mood to make a judgement on such things. But they are messier than a nursing home detainee and display similar non-attachments to their attention span. Continue reading “The Winter of my Blog”
9th November 2017
Is ball-deep the term? It’s not one that I really ever choose to deploy so I might be misappropriating it here. Let’s just let me apologise and I’ll do my best to explain.
I’m ball deep into the second draft of The Brine in Me, and second drafts are funny company. Not that I’m keeping much company at the moment. There’s deadlines to meet, and that encroaching realisation that something inherently private in creation is going to be handed over to someone. An editor, which although still technically makes them a someone, they are so in an entirely different understanding of the word, enough to make you make sure that your novel makes sense on the page and not just in your head. That’s what a second draft is like, if like me you write the first draft wholesale without too much prior restraint. So far it would seem that it has made sense; if my explaining of that has also made sense, and ball-deep was the term, then well done me.
Let’s talk about melody. Continue reading “Paradise Blogged”
Buddha does Craft Beer: Liquid Mistress
Buddha says; ‘As a man as celibate as he is endowed with wisdom, I know little of the mistress. I know liquids though, and this beer stirs the levitation in my groin.’
Levitation 😀 Inner Materialism ★ Rebirth (more Mistress)? No thank you, I’m all spent. Om…
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Buddha does Craft Beer: Brotherhood Steam
Buddha says; ‘A dry hopped IPA collaboration from the high hopped Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Anchor Steam Brewery. Delivers all over my hop gland.’
Levitation 😉 Inner Materialism 😀 Rebirth (encore)? Goodness yes. Sometimes high is not the top. Om…
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Buddha does Craft Beer: Bloody Ell IPA
Buddha says; ‘A blood orange ale that goes great with my robe. Ale coordination is bang on trend this season.’
Levitation :O Inner Materialism ↑ Rebirth (More sir)? Alright then, pushy. Throw me over a few and I’ll stack them without touching them. Or blinking. Om… #SeriousBiscuitsDotCom #YouTubeCaveMind #CraftBeer #Buddhism #OrangeAndChanted #BuddhaDoesCraftBeer #MyCloudIsMyTaxiHome #BeavertownBrewery #BloodOrange #Beerstagram