Inspiration behind ‘The Magic of Grandfather Time’ Part 1

This month, over on Instagram we are doing an August Challenge called the #WriterFriendsChallenge A lot of the challenge is to do with your writing motivation and inspiration. My current work in progress (when I can grab a spare five minutes) is Book Three in the ‘Young Ebenezer’ series. However, it all started here with ‘The Magic of Grandfather Time’ back in August 2017. Check it out and Happy Reading Rose English ~~~<<@

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During a recent blog interview I was asked about what inspires me to write, and I gave the example of ‘The Magic of Grandfather Time’ which came about after I won 1st prize in a seasonal short story competition with my entry ‘The Magic of Grandfather Christmas’.

TMGT Book cover

Clock chapter divider

Original Inspiration

I was originally inspired to write this story when I became interested in how the ‘Grandfather Clock’ got its name.

In my local library I found a wonderful book and the quote that stands out for me is this:

‘A grandfather clock has a face and a voice. As its name suggests, it is more than a piece of furniture; it is a member of the family’
Richard C.R. Barder 1983

(The book was ‘English Country Grandfather Clocks’)

Clock chapter divider

After a great deal more research both through books and websites I discovered a fascinating song. ‘Grandfather’s Clock’ written by Henry Clay Work…

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