Throwback Friday – Old Ground – EDC Writing

As we approach the clock change, let time fall back an hour, a throwback post today at the Go Dog Go Cafe where I contribute now and then…

Go Dog Go Café

False dawn before the clock change
within darkness comes his fall
holes dug laid out before him
loose words piled high ignored
heavy hands of time push back
let him swallow on his lies
her tears wet over
raked old ground subsides

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Eric Daniel Clarke (aka EDC Writing) is an Englishman, raised and schooled in Devon close to its Somerset and Dorset borders, and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. He has spent his adult life near the River Thames, in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, working as a scientist at the boundaries of the physical and life sciences. Now in his later years he finds himself writing poetry and prose, using words in place of molecules to explore life’s boundaries; observed, imagined, of his mind and yours.

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Modern Life Is Rubbish. Escape To Old College For Only 99p!

Second editions, new covers, new deal – author Lucy Brazier – PorterGirl – Deputy Head Porter – for real!

Lucy Brazier

A Deadly virus. Lockdown. Fake news. The worst world leaders in living memory. None of these exist in Old College – although there are murders, secret societies, spurious shenanigans and rather a lot of tea. The entire PorterGirl collection is available for only 99p a pop from 12th – 18th October. Now – that really is something to smile about.

FIRST LADY OF THE KEYS

THE VANISHING LORD

SINISTER DEXTER

FOOTSTEPS OF THE TEMPLAR

OLD COLLEGE DIARIES

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5 Things to Do Once Your Book is on Amazon – by Belinda Griffin…

You’ve got a book on Amazon – what next? This post I came across via the ever useful ‘Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog’ could be the missing link that helps you (and me) get your book noticed… it’s got me thinking and doing something about it…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Smart Authors Lab:

Your book is finally live on Amazon, congratulations! But now what? In this post I’m going to reveal the five things you must do once your book is live on Amazon. These will make sure it gets discovered and bought. Plus I have a bonus tip that you’re not going to want to miss.

Being on Amazon is not enough

You probably know by now that it’s not enough to simply have your book listed on Amazon. For readers to find it, you need to position it in such a way that it can readers can actually discover it. And when people do find your book, you need what we in marketing would call a ‘conversion focused’ listing. That means when people land on your book page, they’re more likely to click the buy button.

Two things that are really important for a book to do well…

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Saturday Shorts – 10/Oct/20

Misread

He takes in the view
all the lines and spaces
curves and wiggles traced
their flow and punctuation
top to bottom footnotes
nothing hidden from him

He turns the pages over
no choice she made him
dense close packed tension
no clarity or meaning
she too complicated for him
too deep too dark he leaves

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She wrote stories he couldn’t read

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Page 10: Shorts: a take on poetry – Eric Daniel Clarke – Potter’s Grove Press

poems , lines & six words – relationships, imagined, real?