Author Archives: James Ellis

About James Ellis

James is a writer. He is the author of three novels and has had a number of short stories published as well as a travelogue of his journey through Central America. He writes a regular column for The Gudgeon, designs and delivers workshops for new and developing writers, and provides a business writing service for private and public sector organisations.

Exploring the real world… the ark

October, 2018 I’ve had a cold recently and I haven’t been exploring the real world as much as usual. Just hanging around the house drinking lemon and honey and cough medicine. Colds are boring and doing nothing started me thinking … Continue reading

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Exploring the real world… and preserving it

September, 2018 An English teacher once handed back an essay I’d written by scrunching it into a ball and throwing it at my head. When I unscrunched it (the essay not my head) every page was criss-crossed with creases. I … Continue reading

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Exploring the real world… divine inspiration

August, 2018 As I sit down in my garden preparing to write this month’s article for The Gudgeon, I can hear a Sunday morning church congregation. Their collective larynx rises in adoration and prayer, and I’m reminded that the human … Continue reading

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Running up that hill

An Other’s Look is now 75% funded. If we were on the London-to-Brighton bike ride we would now be seeing signs for Ditchling Beacon… which means the last push will be hard and I might fall off. So with just … Continue reading

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Exploring the real world… station therapy

July, 2018 Nature hurts and nature heals – that’s my observation. Take stinging nettles. Whenever Sally and I walk along a country path a group of stinging nettles will look up, notice I’m wearing shorts, nudge each other and lean … Continue reading

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Cartoons

Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s of the last century (oh that feels bad) I had a brief but rewarding period drawing cartoons for a magazine called the Freelance Informer. Sadly, that fine magazine for the IT contracting industry … Continue reading

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Exploring the real world… our three twins

June, 2018 As usual, we’ve left it late to book our summer holiday. Every year Sally and I promise ourselves that next year we’ll be more organised; that in February we’ll do some research, make decisions and get everything booked … Continue reading

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