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Chris Bradbury



Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/Chris_Bradbury
Country: United Kingdom
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Favorite book: Bill Bryson - Made In America
Member Since: Jun 3, 2013

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Chris_Bradbury

Other People's Garages

Short Story by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Nov 15, 2013
The secrets people have....
Tags:loss, death, revenge, short, story, secrets, chris, bradbury

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Rose-Petal Whispers

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Aug 4, 2013
Complex we are (so says Yoda)
Tags:god, poems, humanity, devil, human, state, petals, chris, bradbury, rose-coloured

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The Bald-Chinned Man*

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Aug 3, 2013
A man who does stuff
Tags:chris, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

When You Go*

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Aug 2, 2013
Preparation for the loss of a loved one. Content that...

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The Daughter Of Inachis

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jul 18, 2013
Out walking yesterday I saw so many butterflies dead at...
Tags:poetry, poems, daughter, butterflies, chris, bradbury, inachis

Chris_Bradbury

In Absentia

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jul 16, 2013
Personal poem about the avoidance of problems; in this...
Tags:poetry, poems, dementia, chris, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

Look At You (C. Bradbury Poem)

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jul 16, 2013
Self-assessment? Read this in different voices e.g...
Tags:poetry, chris, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

Cherry Tree

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jul 16, 2013
A poem about a cherry tree. And some birds. And...
Tags:poetry, poems, tree, chris, cherry, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

Ramble*

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 10, 2013
This about how the supermarkets have replaced rural...
Tags:poetry, poems, greed, poet, supermarket, countryside, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

A Rich Diet

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 9, 2013
Us and them.
Tags:poem, poetry, rich, wealth, poor, privilege, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

Ebbaway

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 6, 2013
I wrote this when I was a nurse. I disliked the way we...
Tags:dying, death, poetry, life, poems, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

Quelm Lane

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 6, 2013
Quelm Lane ran past the back of our house. It was a place...
Tags:poetry, childhood, poems, lane, bradbury, quelm

Chris_Bradbury

The Battle of Wakefield Road

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 5, 2013
I used to be a bus driver. There was a strike. For...
Tags:poetry, poems, war, strike, road, bradbury, wakefield

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Phoenix

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 5, 2013
A haiku, for a friend of mine who has gone through some...
Tags:poems, poet, haiku, phoenix, transgender, bradbury

Honey ( to JC)

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 5, 2013
This was written with a friend in mind. One way or...
Tags:death, life, poems, poet, honey, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

Late Arrival

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
This is just about a guy who arrives late to book in at...
Tags:poetry, poems, late, hotel, arrival, bradbury

Swimming (not drowning)

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
First time sex! Second time even! I'm not sure it gets...
Tags:poetry, insecurity, swimming, poemm, bradbury

Her Dog Was Fat

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
Ever been drunk enough to settle for second best? Ever...
Tags:poem, poetry, regret, drunk, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

A Visit

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
This about mourning. That's it.
Tags:poetry, mourning, ghost, visit, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

Acceptable Behaviour

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
This is a poem about censorship, self-censorship,...
Tags:poem, society, censorship, bradbury, behaviour, acceptable

Chris_Bradbury

Book

Short Story by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
Booker Redeker is an ex-cop who is on a stake-out in a...
Tags:short, story, book, detective, cop, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

Missouri Man

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 3, 2013
This came about after I'd done some reading about the...
Tags:death, war, civil, peace, trouble, bradbury

Chris_Bradbury

Winifred Is Dead

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 3, 2013
I used to work in a nursing home. It was horrible. People...
Tags:death, home, care, dead, bradbury, winifred

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Winter Hotel

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 3, 2013
It's a poem about my first encounter with a body when I...
Tags:death, body, hospital, bradbury, porter

Writing Portfolio

Other People's Garages

Short Story by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Nov 15, 2013
The secrets people have....

Rose-Petal Whispers

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Aug 4, 2013
Complex we are (so says Yoda)

The Bald-Chinned Man*

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Aug 3, 2013
A man who does stuff

When You Go*

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Aug 2, 2013
Preparation for the loss of a loved one. Content that...

The Daughter Of Inachis

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jul 18, 2013
Out walking yesterday I saw so many butterflies dead at...

In Absentia

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jul 16, 2013
Personal poem about the avoidance of problems; in this...

Look At You (C. Bradbury Poem)

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jul 16, 2013
Self-assessment? Read this in different voices e.g...

Cherry Tree

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jul 16, 2013
A poem about a cherry tree. And some birds. And...

Ramble*

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 10, 2013
This about how the supermarkets have replaced rural...

A Rich Diet

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 9, 2013
Us and them.

Uncomfortably Numb

Script by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 6, 2013
I wrote Uncomfortably Numb twenty-odd years ago and,...

Smoking Jacket

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 6, 2013
Just for fun. I actually had Homer (Simpson) in my head...

Ebbaway

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 6, 2013
I wrote this when I was a nurse. I disliked the way we...

Quelm Lane

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 6, 2013
Quelm Lane ran past the back of our house. It was a place...

The Battle of Wakefield Road

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 5, 2013
I used to be a bus driver. There was a strike. For...

Phoenix

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 5, 2013
A haiku, for a friend of mine who has gone through some...

Honey ( to JC)

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 5, 2013
This was written with a friend in mind. One way or...

Late Arrival

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
This is just about a guy who arrives late to book in at...

The Woodworm War

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
This is the story of the siege of a castle by a king....

Henry

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
One of my poems for children. It's the story of Henry, a...

A Kind and Gentle Man

Book by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
This is the story of Conrad Borscz who, in the space of a...

Swimming (not drowning)

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
First time sex! Second time even! I'm not sure it gets...

Her Dog Was Fat

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
Ever been drunk enough to settle for second best? Ever...

A Visit

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
This about mourning. That's it.

Acceptable Behaviour

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
This is a poem about censorship, self-censorship,...

Chine

Book by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
This is the story of two people, Gabriel Farrow and...

Book

Short Story by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 4, 2013
Booker Redeker is an ex-cop who is on a stake-out in a...

Missouri Man

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 3, 2013
This came about after I'd done some reading about the...

Winifred Is Dead

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 3, 2013
I used to work in a nursing home. It was horrible. People...

Winter Hotel

Poem by Chris Bradbury
Posted: Jun 3, 2013
It's a poem about my first encounter with a body when I...



Chris Bradbury was born in 1962. He attended schools in Bracknell, Windsor, Mauritius and Bloxham and, despite all these, failed to learn a thing. He spent his formative years in a cocoon and failed to see the time go by. When he woke up he realised that it was too late.

He has been a shop worker, a hospital porter, worked in medical records, in the CSSD department, as an estate agent, as a nurse, as a delivery driver and a bus driver.

He is married to a lady and has some lady children.

He loves them.

He has always wanted to write or act or do something that brings him praise and attention.

Sadly, he has always been average.

Here is the best writing advice he's ever been given:

“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”

Trust me, this guy knows what he's talking about. Read his stuff and learn how to write. I'm still practicing.

@chrysbradbury

christopher.bradbury@gmail.com

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