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David Atkinson
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Retired teacher and banker who loves to write
Retired teacher and banker who loves to write

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Tuesday Food Blog - Cottage Pie
I'll begin by stating the obvious - cottage pie is made with minced beef, whereas shepherd's pie is made with lamb. These are the only differences. I state that because I have seen some dubious descriptions on some websites. Cottage Pie So why repeat a meal...

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Writing - Prologues
It doesn't happen with every story written but occasionally the story needs some  unpacking  or  support.  Cessation  has a prologue and some of the Steele novels have that, appendices and even a bibliography. Some authors deliver whole rafts of information...

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Writing - Frills and furbelows
It doesn't happen with every story written but occasionally the story needs some unpacking or support. Cessation has a prologue and some of the Steele novels have that, appendices and even a bibliography. Some authors deliver whole rafts of information to g...

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Writing - Speculation
If an author doesn't speculate in their writing what do they do? Some go the whole hog and leap into the future empathising with people and creatures of coming centuries others hesitantly dip their toes into the realms of possibilities. Dystopia I had to be...

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Poetry Thursday 251 - February
The time of year is always a little drab. Weather, the demise of Christmas spirit and still more darkness than light in our days, not to mention post celebratory bills, leads to the need for something to brighten our lives. The media and corporate business ...

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Writing - Libraries
As an author I worship at libraries and bookshops as well as church. Well I have found some interesting facts about the holiest of places, the library. There are some fantastic places from which to go and borrow books and some strange behaviours in the plac...

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Tuesday Food Blog - Beef stew
After some of the recipes that I've included in this space the humble beef stew may seem to lack adventure. Beef stew with mini Yorkshire puddings Two pluses for this dish are its ease of preparation and cooking, also versatility. I threw everything togethe...

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Writing - Author interview
I publish the article in its entirety and with gratitude to Venture Galleries. Inside the Literary Mind of David L Atkinson February 12, 2017 Caleb Pirtle III I don’t do much planning and prefers to let the characters develop the storyline. Born in Sunderla...

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Writing - Ten things
1.  Dogs mirror their  owners' personalities. So where else would they learn their behaviours from? -------------------------------------- 2.  Qatar is spending $500m (£400m) a week on building projects for the 2022 World Cup. They're rich enough - but how ...

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Writing - Why do I choose this style?
The question that forms the title of this blog is something I have never been asked. I have been asked what my style is but not why I chose this genre. There is a fairly simple answer and that is to entertain. As a reader I have spent my whole life reading ...
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