Category Archives: Events

Out of This World!

I’m back. Given my last, rather painful post, just prior to zipping off to the Isle of Wight, you might have been wondering if I’d thrown myself onto The Needles. But no. (Actually they were a lot smaller than I … Continue reading

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A ‘Helen-Fest’ & A Short Story Workshop @ ChipLitFest

On Sunday I went to an excellent workshop on Writing Stories for the Women’s Magazine Market, run by Helen Hunt, at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival. I think I was the only person there (apart from Helen herself, of course!) … Continue reading

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GOLF: My favourite four-letter word

Oh, I do like a weekend at home. Especially as, the dog and I are fed, walked and watered and Himself has toddled off for the day to play in a golf tournament. Which also involves dinner. And when he … Continue reading

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Dun Rome-in’

I am back from The Eternal City. It seems to have taken me all week to a) recover! (erm, there was a lot of walking and a lot of Negronis and b) to get into the swing of writing again. … Continue reading

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A Storm In A Tea Cup?

If anyone still thinks writing for women’s magazines, such as Woman’s Weekly, is only for amateurs, may I turn your attention to page 27 of the current Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special (March issue)? It contains a short story (‘Hot Pork … Continue reading

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Never Give Up!

Never give up, that’s my motto this week. Since the start of this month I’ve had 3 stories accepted by 3 different magazines, one of which has been floating around since 2009 (the story, not the magazine) and I’ve finally … Continue reading

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You Can’t Win ‘Em All

We took our puppy to her first dog show recently (just for a bit of fun and ‘socialisation’, I hasten to add – I don’t have my eyes on Crufts..!) Here I am in ‘the ring’ with her (you can’t … Continue reading

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Love Hearts/Herts

Writers Bureau – Free Love Poetry Competition As we all gear up for Valentine’s Day (I AM joking..!), The Writers Bureau have given a romantic slant to this month’s FREE writing competition. This time, they want you to write a … Continue reading

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Mumsnet Short Story Results

I had some good news yesterday. Remember the Mumsnet children’s short story competition? Well, my story is one of the twenty shortlisted! Hurrah! Originally the 10 finalists were going to be chosen by a public vote but I’m pleased to … Continue reading

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Up Close With Ian Rankin

Did anyone watch ‘Imagine’ last night – the BBC1 programme about writer Ian Rankin, working on his latest novel? Do not despair if you missed it – you can catch it on i-player here until 25th December 2012. It’s worth … Continue reading

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