Author Archives: sunnydunny

About sunnydunny

Poet, publisher, gardener

Seven tattoo poems

With thanks to Kerry Gentle and Anna Maxwell The idea behind these poems was inspired by reading Helen Mort’s book – The Illustrated Woman. I wanted to write about what my tattoos mean to me, and what they say to … Continue reading

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A new blog direction

I discovered a Cretan diary from 2018 in an old notebook, and later on in the same year some notes on our visit to Mull, Iona, Staffa and the Treshnish Islands. So I’ve decided, once I get these two diaries … Continue reading

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Publications, Parts 2 and 3

Colin Will Bibliography II Poems in printed magazines Agniewska’s DowryAmbitBlack Light Engine RoomBotanical Society of Scotland NewsBroadsideCencrastusClimberDreyEdinburgh GeologistEnvoiFar Off PoemsFife LinesGutterHaiku ScotlandIotaislandLallansMarkingsNew Writing ScotlandNomadNorthwordsNorthwords NowOfi Press MagazineOther PoetryPoetry Postcard QuarterlyPoetry ScotlandSpectrumThe Edinburgh GeologistThe Eildon TreeThe HeraldThe HoldThe Linnet’s WingsThe ScotsmanWest … Continue reading

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Publications

Rapidly approaching 80 as I am, I thought I’d have a go at assembling a personal bibliography. I’ve had lots of articles on librarianship and information science published in professional journals, and some management papers – corporate plans etc – … Continue reading

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The novel; an update in January 2022

When I finished my novel, The Way We Say Yes, in October last year I had a number of offers to read it from kind friends, but I decided against that. I wanted a totally objective assessment from a stranger, … Continue reading

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Storm Arwen

The storm (Force 11 here) which hit us on the 26th and 27th of November was one of the most destructive I can remember, and I can remember the big one of January 1968, known as Hurricane Low Q. Wind … Continue reading

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Telling Stories

What I learned about myself, in the period between 2016 and now, is that I love to tell stories. I love making up characters, settings and situations, the more three-dimensional and true-to-life (as I imagine life), the better. So if … Continue reading

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Finished

That’s the first draft of the novel finished, printed out, proof-read, and now I’ve started a critical read. I’m more than halfway through the critical read, and I’ve already rewritten several sections that needed substantial revision. I should finish it … Continue reading

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Novel update

This is part of the ruined Cathar stronghold of Peyrepertuse, the most dramatic of the hilltop castles we visited in the Languedoc in 1998. This is the view from the higher fortifications to the lower ones. It was never captured … Continue reading

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My novel in Autumn 2021: the “why?” of it

Title: The Way We Say “Yes” My interest in the Languedoc and its history goes back some considerable time. I read Montaillou, by Emanuel Le Roy Ladurie some time after it was published in English in 1978. I was fascinated … Continue reading

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