Author Archives: Derek Thompson

Meet Derek

I am an author, blogger, columnist, and copywriter. Also a little comedy writing when the [...]

What They Don’t Tell You About Writing

Who is "they" anyway?

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News From Across The Pond – Thrills and Chills

Derek of Penzance counting the number of spy thrillers he has written, mesmerizing the crew

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The Naming of the Prose

Derek Thompson gets to grips with the title of his fifth spy thriller. Back in [...]

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The Knowers

Every decision, so they say, creates a parallel dimension, setting up another ‘self’ who goes [...]

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Coming Out Cotillion At 17

Not being a man of Catholic persuasions, I’m not big on confession, but I must [...]

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The Last Dance

Well, hello there. Back in the day, the Stoics were a bunch of philosophers who [...]

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Plagued by plagiarism?

Hi y’all, Every now and again I come across a post, somewhere on the web, [...]

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The Scarlet Pumpernickel

  They seek him here… Well, actually, it’s Thorn who’s been doing the seeking. While [...]

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Moral Decay

 There are few guarantees in life (apart from my Mac’s irrational approach to uploading images [...]

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Unnatural selection

Every first sentence suggests a plethora (I know, smart huh?!) of possibilities. Sometimes – like Terrie [...]

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The board walk

  Those opening syllables are subtle clues of what’s to follow. They are breadcrumbs on [...]

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