Wednesday, 14 October 2009

New kid on the block - aspiring writer, David Barber...

My old school buddy, David Barber, has entered the blogosphere after our reunion in a Manchester pub last Monday. After our common bond of writing had brought us back together, we 'chewed the fat' on writing life, our aspirations and plans of action (sorry for sounding like a personal development guru!), just like we used to do twenty-something years ago in the local snooker club.

However, with my cue-arm still being in plaster from a broken wrist we had to give the ball games (ooo, matron) a miss on this occasion. (In truth, I didn't want to knock Dave's confidence with another battering!) Instead, a fair few pints later, we debated, amongst other things, Matt Hilton's latest crime thriller, Judgement & Wrath.
Dave also quizzed me on blogging and the importance of building a 'writer's platform' and he now has a blog...here.
So how did Dave rekindle his love of the written word? He heard on the grapevine about Thrillers, Killers 'N' Chillers, made a few comments and now has half a dozen stories of his own on there. So why not support this new writer and give him some welcome feedback on his excellent work?

Ps. If I look like a short-arse on the photo it's because Dave is actually 7 foot three and he was wearing those ridiculous, eighties platform shoes. No really, I stooped to 'big him up' some more!

http://davidbarberfiction.blogspot.com/

7 comments:

David Barber said...

Good looking bloke that 'new kid'!
Cheers Col....literally with the first pic. Great time-even better chat!!

Lee Hughes said...

Seen more natural photographs on QVC. Checking out the blog now.

Lee Hughes said...

David, really liking your work on TKnC, hope you don't mind but I've added you to my links page on my site.

Paul D. Brazill said...

I'll pop over that there blog in a bit.

David Barber said...

Lee, learnt my posing trade on QVC. Link me up! Cheers pal.

karim said...

Very thoughtfull post on Personal Development . It should be very much helpfull.

Thanks,
Karim - Positive thinking

Col Bury said...

Yeah, thanks for that, pal!