Sunday 29 May, 2016
Today I have added two stories which have been available in A5 printed format for several years.
“The Terror of Braemar” is a tale about a stag who is angry and a wise and clever boy who helps it.
“The Fox of Bannockburn” is about a brave boy who helps King Robert the Bruce to defeat the English Army at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.
At the site of the battle there is now an excellent visitor centre where you can join an “army” and engage in a re-enactment of this historical battle. Sometimes the English Army even wins!
Both are still available in A5 booklet hardcopy. Let me know if you wish copies.
Tuesday 10 May, 2016
You may have noticed that The Buzzin’ Bee has undergone a visual transformation. Do not be alarmed, and do not attempt to adjust your screen!
The new version of the site contains all the same content as its previous incarnation, but features a new, mobile-friendly design, allowing it to look just as good on your phone or iPad as on your computer. Take a look around and familiarise yourself with the new layout, and be sure to check out The Hive for information and some links to other websites that are important to me and may be of interest to you.
The About section has also been updated with a host of new information, including detailed instructions on commenting with the DISQUS system and downloading stories to your iPad or other tablet device.
Tuesday 29 March, 2016
“Destiny’s Child” has been writing itself in my head for several years.
What the Muse provided is not what I had first dreamed.
Extracts were submitted in March 2016 for peer group review to friends in the Creative Writing class at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Strathclyde University.
Arising from this process I re-structured the opening chapter to make it more accessible, I hope.
Thank you, each and all.
Thanks also to our tutor David Pettigrew for his excellent suggestions.
And yet again, a million thanks to my friend Kareth Paterson for her edits.
“Death to CONJUNCTIONS!”
Thursday 18 February, 2016
If you previously read “Car Share Club” you will know it contains DARK MATERIAL.
I was browsing through The Buzzin’ Bee files, chanced upon the old version and spotted some anomalies.
This new version corrects these, I hope, and I think that this new layout with chapters may prove more readable.
Sorry, but the DARK MATERIAL is still there. It was what my Muse provided.