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April 23, 2013
Meet Gabriela the book worm

  Here is another excerpt from Pursuit ch3. Gabriela was an avid reader. She would read almost anything she could get her hands on, books, magazines, newspapers, advertising posters, even the ingredients on biscuit packets. She just couldn't get enough to read. The books at school she read in an few hours. They were too […]

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April 14, 2013
Pursuit Excerpt: Roots

On the train he picked up a brochure lying on the small table at the window. A drawing of a dragon attracted his attention. It was about Mount Pilatus, the mountain he could see across the lake, with the city of Lucerne at its foot. The flyer mentioned a legend of dragons and that now […]

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April 5, 2013
Pursuit Excerpt: The Butterfly

After lunch, which Gabriella was able to take in the dining room downstairs, she returned to her ward and went to sit and read her book in the TV room. TV didn't normally bother her or distract her from her reading as her books were usually more interesting than anything on the TV. As she […]

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March 29, 2013
Borders, Imaginary Boundaries

Borders are imaginary lines drawn on a map. Sometimes these borders are manifested as border control points where access from one side to the other is controlled. What is a border? Who decides where a border goes? Why do we need borders? I was at a border point the other day and took this picture. […]

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March 24, 2013
How I wrote Pursuit

When I first considered the idea of writing this story, the main elements of it popped into my head. They came as it were out of the blue. Actually the ideas came as an answer to a request. The request was "OK, if I'm to write a novel then give me the ideas. Give me […]

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March 19, 2013
Pursuit

Pursuit A story of Dragons, Dreams, Discovery and Destiny Do dragons exist? Do our dreams become part of our reality? Einarr, a young warrior, follows a riddle from his father to find the treasure of his life. Gaby, a little girl and passionate reader, makes an amazing discovery within the pages of an antique book. […]

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March 15, 2013
Sneak peek at Pursuit ch1

1    Mount Pilatus In the sweltering heat, Pat pushed his way over another boulder. Finding a level piece of ground he sat down, leaning against the massive rock of the mountain he was climbing. The sun scorched him mercilessly. As he sat there, he contemplated where he was going. "I'm crazy!”, he thought, "Who in […]

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March 13, 2013
Why I started writing fiction

In a few weeks I will be publishing a fiction novel. It is a first for me. Having already co-authored "Wings of Change" with my wife, Katharina, and set up coaching websites and offered online coaching courses, many are wondering why I now write fiction. The answer is actually quite simple, and may surprise you, […]

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March 9, 2013
First Post

Hi, and welcome to my site and this blog. My name is Jim Murdoch and I am a writer. Some people call me coach because I share my experiences with them which seems to help them through a crisis. Others call me for their computer problems. I am also a Toastmaster and have served as […]

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