Savvy Poem – Entwined

Suffocating space stretching out into sea of crushed moments; ideas of futures undone, now gone – Slowly killing me.   Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 9th January 2020 Image by Holger Schué from Pixabay A Word For 2020 Savvy Poem – Cracked Wallpaper Silly Adventure – Bunny Soup in Chilton

Silly-Savvy Article – A Word For 2020

A word. According to Sheryl , author of The Creative Life, us writing folk should all pick our own unique word to guide us through the coming year. I’m not entirely sure I want to be rushed on through to 2021 at any great speed. It’s one thing knowing that in 2020 I turn fifty! Fifty!…

Savvy Letter – Dear Dom (Again)

Dear Dom, Yes, it is me again! Me, Jay Cool! And yes, I know that you gave me the sack before I even got the job, or for that matter, before I even received a response! And, yes, I know that you haven’t had time to read my application letter yet, hence the prematurely-premature sacking….

Silly Writing Tips – How to enjoy editing ..

  Feeling glum. Editing is really not fun. Enjoyed the writing part but, on getting to the end, realised I had to go back to the beginning and start all over again, skimming, scanning and slicing. My so-called whole book is marred by the workings of my gubbins, i.e. the muddle that is the way…

Savvy Book – Paris Echo

‘Paris Echo’, by Sebastian Faulks. I’m told that the first sentence is key to writing a bestseller. And, on picking up a copy of Seb’s ‘Paris Echo’, I know this to be true. I read the first sentence: ‘I was taking a pee in the bathroom when I caught sight of myself in the mirror.’ (p.1) Recalling my…

Savvily-Serious Poem – Lift Lines

Inspired by the words of Christina Henry, in her novel, ‘The Girl in Red’: ‘.. a cloak made of tired that pressed down on her shoulders and made her neck droop.’ (p.32) And by my memory of  lamp I once owned, in the shape of a lady wearing a crinoline dress – a lady whose undergarments…

Savvy Tips – Net it!

What to write about? Why question it! Why not just write about whatever you can catch back? All you need is  a net – it doesn’t have to be costly –  one of those little nets on the end of a stick will do! You know, the sort you nagged your parents for, every time…

Savvy Style – Princess Cool

It’s 1.22am, and here is the moment readers of Savvy Style – Bag a Princess! have all been waiting for. Put down the red carpet for a very important guest! Cameras at the ready … Let me introduce you to our late arrival, held up by a wardrobe malfunction, on the eve of her engagement to…

Savvy Style – Bag a Princess!

Update on the whole Princess-Beatrice-lookalike dress on a budget fiasco! As you saw in my previous post, Princess Budget, I did eventually achieve some success with my charity shop jaunt, with a floral wonder from Cancer Research UK – well under budget at £3! It’s true enough that it was a little short and improper, the…

Silly Poem – Instant Soulmate

Stockwell & Co., tastes like bran, my instant soulmate – my coffee, my love!   Copyright owned by Jay Cool, September 2019 P.S. I am not being sponsored by Tesco to promote this product, but they are welcome to send me a sack-load of the stuff, if they so insist! It’s great for the old…