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Writer's blog journal diary weblog writer's web log - writer Hugh Cook, normally resident in Japan, is staying with his parents in New Zealand while he receives medical treatment, and is planning to return to Japan in late 2005 or early 2006. Hugh Cook is a British-born novelist, a poet and a writer of short stories.

2005 October 15 Saturday.
Today I posted the full text of CANCER PATIENT, my medical memoir.


2005 September 20 Tuesday.
Ready to read? The first part of the BAMBOO HORSES novel, a big part, about half of a long novel, is available to read free on this web site.


2005 September 13 Tuesday.
Today, Tuesday 13 September 2005, I received a phone call from radiation oncology. The requested CD holding a copy of the latest MRI scan of my brain


2005 August 23 Tuesday.
I asked my dentist if dentists ever get bitten by their patients.


2005 August 15 Monday.
I chose to take the print on demand route for my new fantasy novel BAMBOO HORSES


2005 August 8 Monday.
This is a concise account of how I used Microsoft Photo Premium 10 to make a cover for my print on demand novel BAMBOO HORSES. The cover was accepted by the POD outfit lulu.com as being acceptable for a paperback book six inches wide by nine inches tall.


2005 August 6 Saturday.
Uploading a novel. This blog entry might conceivably be of interest to someone planning to upload a novel on lulu.com but probably would be of little or no interest to anyone else.


2005 July 27 Wednesday.
Back in January, I broke a tooth while eating spaghetti. A dentist put in a temporary filling


2005 July 26 Tuesday.
This is an essay on creativity, a piece of prose provoked by a question someone asked me, a question which puzzled me. The question was about the relationship between my creativity and


2005 July 25 Monday. The members of a certain minority have a tendency to occasionally explode. On exploding, they become glorsts, glorsts being similar to ghosts. The key difference is that glorsts


2005 July 24 Sunday.
Today I finished proofreading my way through the final draft of BAMBOO HORSES.


2005 July 22 Friday.
A letter from Japan supplies me with baby Cornucopia's latest stats.


2005 July 21 Thursday.
So where am I at? In terms of my health, I'm in a recovery period following chemotherapy and radiation therapy, with a vitrectomy for the right eye still to come, maybe in September. In terms of my writing


2005 July 19 Tuesday.
And so today I came to the end of my radiation therapy


2005 July 17 Sunday.
In the end I failed to do what I was trying to do on the lulu.com site


2005 July 13 Wednesday.
I'm planning to publish two books via POD (print-on-demand) in the next twelve months


2005 July 13 Wednesday.
And in the morning there is the ritual of the combing of the hair, the gray - it started going gray when I was in my twenties - thinning toward a kind of war-relic brevity.


2005 July 07 Thursday.
The toilet flushes and there is the smell of chlorine, which, for me, has become the smell of radiation. The smell of radiation is that of swimming pools and the color of radiation is violet.


2005 June 11 Saturday.
This is the true story of how I was completely bamboozled by Madam Salami


2005 January-June .....


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Writer's blog journal diary weblog writer's web log - writer Hugh Cook, normally resident in Japan, is staying with his parents in New Zealand while he receives medical treatment, and is planning to return to Japan in late 2005 or early 2006. Hugh Cook is a British-born novelist, a poet and a writer of short stories.




Hugh Cook's published novels include PLAGUE SUMMER, THE SHIFT and the ten volumes of the CHRONICLES OF AN AGE OF DARKNESS series. For background information on the CHRONICLES OF AN AGE OF DARKNESS series see:-

CHRONICLES

This site include a map of the milieu of the CHRONICLES OF AN AGE OF DARKNESS (the world of THE WITCHLORD AND THE WEAPONMASTER, aka WIZARD WAR, and so on.) For the map,see:

MILIEU MAP

Hugh Cook has some comments about the writing of the CHRONICLES OF AN AGE OF DARKNESS series in his diary at:

WIZARD WAR


Hugh Cook has some writing about how to write creatively at:

write fiction

For a complete list of the novels Hugh Cook has written together with Hugh Cook's comments on those novels see:

novel list