Fiction, Last Word, Writing

A Couple of Choices


I'm still here. Been busy as a bee. And I need your help. But before we get to that... we have to digress a bit. <Digression Alert: But why are bees always represented as being busy? Why not busy as an ant? Have you ever seen an ant lying around goofing off? No, right? But… Continue reading A Couple of Choices

Last Word, Miscellany, Writing

Zero to Six in Five and a Bit Minutes.


You already know that I was born. "Well, duh!", you say, "how else would you be writing this rubbish?" Yes, your head is screwed on right and all those wires and things are mostly connected right. However, the mere fact that you're still continuing to read this means that all is not well. I mean,… Continue reading Zero to Six in Five and a Bit Minutes.

Last Word, Writing

A Post About ME


I started off by writing a major told-you-so post about #Trump and #Elections2016. Wanna read what I wrote? Head over to the bottom of this post. I'll put it there in italics. Not that it matters. We can only look ahead now. No use, as no one in my family used to say, whining because… Continue reading A Post About ME

Last Word, Writing

How to write a story


It’s been a long standing ambition of mine to write a novel, or a story of some kind, put it in a book and have it published. I actually started writing a book in 2010 or 2011. After a few hundred words were written I began to wonder what it was I was really doing.… Continue reading How to write a story

Peeved Punjabi, Writing

My experience with Social Media in 2015


2015 was the year I invested in a "social presence". Here is my honest review and my responses to the current state. Facebook provides the bulk of my traffic, followed by WordPress. Facebook has destroyed the concept of Friend and totally diminished and warped the meaning of the word "like". I received connection requests from… Continue reading My experience with Social Media in 2015

Slo-Man, Writing

The Play


As usual, The LastWord has applied to The SloMan to write a post to Make an Announcement. The SloMan, slow and infirm as he is, is obliged to oblige The LastWord, mostly because he, The LastWord, has obliged The SloMan by taking over the bulk of writings that this blog is obliged to present to… Continue reading The Play

Last Word, Miscellany, Writing

5 Great Passages


Well, 2015 is almost over and it is time to take a look back. I decided to dig through and collect some quotes. The best of the best. From this blog, of course. Didn't you know? I'm modest to a fault. It's probably my greatest virtue, modesty is. uh... one other thing... I may not… Continue reading 5 Great Passages

Last Word, Writing

How To Write a Novel


In this, for the first time ever, I shall attempt to write a serious post. Come along for the ride, as we explore the process of writing a novel. I have never taken a creative writing class or literature appreciation classes. This guide, therefore, is perfect for the lay author, written as it is by… Continue reading How To Write a Novel

Last Word, Miscellany, Writing

Late Kate – Regret


I normally do not regret anything I've done. I did it at the time and based my decision on the situation at the time and the data available at the time. The situation was quite simply this - Kate Middleton was at the end of her first pregnancy and I have not forgotten the early… Continue reading Late Kate – Regret

Miscellany, Writing

Insights


WordPress tells me that Wednesday is the best day for readers of #SloWord. 28% of the readers come to #SloWord and read what is there to be read on #SloWord on Wednesdays. It also tells me that 9% of the readers read #SloWord at 11:00pm. It would be reasonable to say then #SloWord helps some… Continue reading Insights