Category Archives: Newspapers

Remembrance Sunday: Write & Win Tickets to special ‘War Horse’ Event

Now, shussh.. I’m not supposed to be here. I’m supposedly taking part in NaNoWriMo, so I should be writing my 50,000 word novel NOW! I am too embarrassed to tell you how many of the 6,667 words that I’m supposed … 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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Where Are You Going In 2013?

I don’t mean ‘where are you going?’ in a deep-and-meaningful way. I mean literally, where are you going in 2013? Butlins? The Great Barrier Reef? Auntie Nora’s place for a wet weekend in Scarborough? It’s almost that time of year, … Continue reading

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Another (free) Ghost Story Competition – 50 words

Dear blog readers, I am good to you. I have interrupted my hoovering (aah, I love a good hoover on a Saturday. And no, I am NOT joking!) to bring you news of a ghost story competition in today’s Times. … Continue reading

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Lady Of The Manor!

Last night we stayed at the rather exclusive Lords of the Manor hotel in Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds. And we spent a very nice day today down the road in Bourton-on-the-Water. So, what’s all this got to do with … Continue reading

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Mail on Sunday Novel Competition

You may recall that the Mail on Sunday ran its ‘opening lines of a novel’ competition again last October. The word that had to be included, somewhere in the piece, was ‘row’. The results are out and the winner was … Continue reading

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Celebrity Who..?

Are you watching ‘Celebrity Big Brother’? No, of course you’re not. It’s only me and the readers of the Daily Star who are tuning in. Well, I have to fill the yawning gap left by the end of the you-know-what … Continue reading

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