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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Howdy Partner! (And some writing competitions…)

I’ve had a busy morning. Cup of tea, followed by the Daily Express general knowledge crossword (it keeps Alzheimer’s at bay and is therefore a legitimate displacement activity). ‘20 Down. Co-star, with James Drury of the 1962-71 US western series, … Continue reading

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Must TRY harder!

Scotland are playing Wales in the rugby and as I write this there is what can only be described as ‘language’ coming from the room next to me! Apparently, (and I paraphrase!), Scotland are having a little difficulty in scoring … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet

Apparently, short stories are ‘back in fashion’, which is good news for those of us who write, or who want to write them! And to celebrate the fact, The Daily Telegraph has just launched its new ‘Short Story Club’, lead … Continue reading

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