John W Townsend
You do not reach your 60's with nothing to say,
so let me begin...............................
Life offers so many influences, even the bad experiences become the backdrop to what falls into the filing cabinate of your brain. It is those influences that have shaped my writing.
I grew up as a child where a lot of imagination was fed through radio, like listening to BBC's output, it was fantastic. Shows like 'Journey Into Space', 'The Goon Show' , it was all stimulating those brain cells, heaven knows what effect it was having on the outside.
My influences were perhaps from the less known writers, the script writers of those radio shows were spoon feeding me with a way of thinking. But Nina Bawden did make me think more about writing, I love her characters, their mannerisims, as in Carries War. Also Spike Milligan, now he gave me the liberty to not be told that what I was doing was rubbish, that this is the right way, when I was thinking outside of the square box. So you get dummed down from education, however, if you are born outside of 'The Box' you stay outside, you learn to make it work, and if its funny, you laugh yourself.
Now all those factors stay in the filing cabinate, as it is the characters you store pop out of your head as and when needed. Sometimes I have to say, 'Forgive me, do I know you?', for I really have no idea where they spring from, they just appear. The trouble is when I finish a writing, those same characters do not go away, I feel guilty that I have not anything more to say about them. or that I may have left them unemployed.
Everyday there are characters
knocking at my door
they are of my thoughts
some clear some obscure,
where do I begin
do I let them in
allow them a line
something to say
I recall the names
that passed through that door
the hero's the villans
on many a page,
like Jack Thatcher
maybe he is still on Mars
or Dribble the Westie
running like mad
the one eyed LIon in Togetherland.
So keep knocking
I am sure I'll let you in
so long as I can
I'll keep writing
as long as I may.
Birth Place: LOUGHBOROUGH, UK
Accomplishments: Seeing my first book in print, THEORYTHUM THE PEOPLE OF THE FIELD.
Becoming a runner up in a songwriting competition.
|MR. RAZ EFIMME by John W Townsend|
A story about two men who vow never to retire....
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|Dribble by John W Townsend|
Dribble is a West Highland Terrier, who finds himself living the high life on an English country estate, but Westies are westies and their mischievious ways leave a lot to be desired....
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Next time you look in your mirror---...
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He talks to much, and you cannot get a word in...
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Imagine you step out of a train onto the station platform, but its not the same....
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Theres powerful memories in old cinemas, sometimes they rise from the ashes....
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Imagine recieving a letter from the year 1919...
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A rather unfit public speaker rises to his feet....
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It was like master monk teaching a young novice, perhaps Grasshopper....
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The excitement of recieving a parcel can overide the fact that is the parcel really for you....
THE STAIRWELL TO----------- by John W Townsend
A stairwell that was installed in a block of apartments leading to the basement parking area was installed by a company that seems to not exist....
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Clarissa is a reporter, she has never been to an awards and is over excited at interviewing her dream Bob Fusz....
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Ever said something you regret?...
ANCIENT RIGHTS by John W Townsend
A field and a strange tale...
STAN by John W Townsend
This is a true story, just changed the name and the location....
A THIMGAMYJIG by John W Townsend
What if it happend to you?...
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There's a way of understanding that exists in different avenues of work, its talking shop....
THE ONLINE SHOP- revisited by John W Townsend
So the story returns...
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English bread pudding in a story...
THE ONLINE SHOP by John W Townsend
It is to say the least a matter of trust that you purchase over the internet, needless to say, you never actually enter a shop, so who are the sales people, who is the company you do buisness with?...
THE CALL BOX--2 by John W Townsend
Harry Greenback, may have been disturbed by the call box incident on Friday but? Harry is Harry....
The Call box by John W Townsend
Ever had a cross line when making a call?...
When Dreams Fall Apart by John W Townsend
Even The Meek by John W Townsend
Kingdoms of Earth 'v' Gods Kingdom...
THE TIMETABLE by John W Townsend
Events, time, distance, trains...
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In a dark dingy bar, a piano sits silent, why?...
THE WACKY WORLD of OVERTIRED. by John W Townsend
The weird and wacky world of overtired....
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NIGHT by John W Townsend
In this world, little consideration is given to the increasing banishing of nightime. For Birds it is a real pain, sometimes protesting throughout their banished night, due to some errant street lamp....
WHEN I WAS YOUNG. by John W Townsend
How the world has changed in my life, changed in such a way that terror pokes fun at everyone, through the media, through the news, through the eyes of a child....
NOBOBY KNOWS by John W Townsend
Everyone is polite, mean well, yet in truth few know the inner person, or why they disappear....
A SUNDAY by John W Townsend
Sunday has changed, rearranged nothing is what it used to be....
THE TRAGIC LOSS of YESTERDAY by John W Townsend
A reflection on our yesterdays, for some a loss that they would love to recapture....
OUT of the DARK by John W Townsend
Some travel through depression unable to see any way out, everything is dark, over powering. Then it lifts, not because of medication, but sometimes a silent voice that lifts the gloom....
RAINDROPS by John W Townsend
Those incredible little raindrops....
THE STATION by John W Townsend
A railway station can be alive one minute then fall silent another....
TOOTSIE WOOTSIE by John W Townsend
Humans just love to give their pets the most embarrassing names....
THE DISH by John W Townsend
We have come to accept the DISH outside many homes, after all it provides endless streams of tv, etc. etc. But is it providing endless streams of us in reverse?...
ECCENTRIC THOUGHTS by John W Townsend
Those day dreams of escape....
GOODBYE by John W Townsend
Thoughts and what can be tied up in a word....
LAUGHTER WITHIN by John W Townsend
Those moments when you want to laugh, yet you do not, no one will understand....
ABOVE THE DARK CLOUDS by John W Townsend
Thoughts that try to distract us....
TODAY by John W Townsend
All about the inner you and a positive fight....
ENTANGLED THOUGHTS THAT WE DREAM. by John W Townsend
Our mind chatters away as we sleep, a million thoughts are expressed in silent speech....
I KNEW A MAN by John W Townsend
Based on a true story. an encounter with a man in a shipping office....
THEY ARE BANGING THE DOORS OF ARMAGGEDON by John W Townsend
The world is passing away and so is it's desires, so states the Bible. One of it's desires is its desire for war....
ON CERTAIN DAYS by John W Townsend
throughout the planet, certain days are sacred, like public holidays, sundays, holy days, event days....
HE SAID, SHE SAID WE SAID. by John W Townsend
Some cultures, people, go to great lengths to explain the why's and what's it all about, so much so they are charcters in words....
DO NOT MISS THE POINT of JESUS WORDS. by John W Townsend
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.[a]
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,[b]
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,[c]
12 and for...
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My latest book is MY NAME WAS JIACK, it has a story behind its writing....
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If you have doubts should you go ahead and push them aside?...
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Advice and help in how to make a story come alive....
MAKE EM LAUGH by John W Townsend
So how do you?...
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A look at the creations of writers....
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I hate the way political games treat people as if we are stupid....
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A view of the UK health system...
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Dont let anyone put you down....
BELIEVE IT OR NOT IT IS TRUE. by John W Townsend
Your high in the Swiss Alps, the Sun is disappearing fast as it hides behind the hills, your looking for a sight to park your VW camper van for the night....
MEMORIES OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART by John W Townsend
Covent Garden London 1967...
WHERE THE WALL IS by John W Townsend
A fictional story of a village and its travel through time....
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All around us plastic has taken over, the arty farty old style shop fascades have gone, surrendered to the ugly....
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Ever tuned into a find a radio station and got hooked on tuning?...
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When you have lost touch with a friend, it used to be more difficult to find them, nowdays its like a pre-occupation of many to find them, using the internet....
MY NAME WAS JIACK by John W Townsend
A disaster on board a space station orbiting Mars. Certain destruction unless your a pessimistic optimist like Jack Thatcher....
FATHER MILLIGAN of GOLDERS GREEN by John W Townsend
Just keeping you in touch with two other manuscripts ready for the year to come....
FACEBOOK and BLOGSPOT by John W Townsend
I haxe a Facebook page you might enjoy
as well as a blog...
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From idea to book....
MR.RAZ EFIMME by John W Townsend
Here is the cover for my next release. MR.RAZ EFIMME...
DRIBBLE - HOW IT CAME ABOUT by John W Townsend
If you know Westies need I say more?...
BASRADAVA - BACKGROUND by John W Townsend
Some thoughts about Basradava...
THEORYTHUM 1 & THEORYTHUM 2 - BACKGROUND by John W Townsend
Well a little bit did happen....
THE PHONE BOX by John W Townsend
The two on my stories...
You will find all of my books as well as my music on my website.
All the music is mine I hope you enjoy looking it over. John
Here are some posts, mostly my own, with a variety of choice and direction.
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Currently writing about a fictional hapless Priest, a comical autobiography of his life.
My most recent books BASRADAVA and DRIBBLE are avaliable through Amazon etc.
If you have difficulty ordering Theorythum 1 & Theorythum 2 they are availiable through AMAZON.UK or as signed copies here. I have seen Theorythum 2 on sale for $171, please buy it here its the real price.