Category Archives: Successes

Happy (rainy) Easter Sunday

We had a bit of a family ‘do’ yesterday at our place. This involved me cleaning the house for about two days. And shopping. And cooking. A lot. Which, actually, I didn’t mind. The sun shone, the food, although I … Continue reading

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‘Seagull’ Flash Fiction Competition – The Longlist

I have a story (‘In A Good Way’) in the latest Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special and the only reason it’s there is because I entered a competition. I didn’t write the story for a competition and I didn’t win a … Continue reading

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The Green-Eyed Monster!

No, this isn’t another post about ‘writing gremlins’! (although mine is still alive and kicking – is yours?!) Firstly, just to say… don’t forget, if you’re intending to enter my FREE 100 word story/poem competition – see details here – … Continue reading

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Beethoven & Some Great First Lines

After a week away from the Blogosphere, there is so much to say. Firstly, a mini-success to report: I was shortlisted (top 10) in the Sophie King short story prize and my story (‘The Taste of Love’) will be appearing … Continue reading

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‘Pool Rage’ & A Writing Course Giveaway!

No writing done today (so far..) but I did go swimming at lunchtime. It’s supposed to be ‘lane swimming’ until from 12pm – 1.30pm (the clue’s in the signs positioned on the poolside – ‘Fast’ ‘Medium’ and ‘Slow’ – and … Continue reading

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Whisky, Words and Goal Setting

The calm before the storm – that lull after Christmas – was just that. And now I am in the eye of the tempest! Hectic-ness! My class has started up again, my work for the charity is going full pelt … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

What a horrible, rainy, windy day it’s been around here – have you had the same? We had to venture out though. Mainly to walk the dog (although, to be honest, even she wasn’t that keen) but also to keep … Continue reading

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End Of Year ‘Pat On The Back’

So, have we all survived that mad present-buying, turkey-eating frenzy that was Christmas?! All that build-up and it’s over in a flash, don’t you think? And I’m GLAD! This is the bit that I used to hate (when I was … Continue reading

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Getting A Bit Christmassy..

I’m starting to get in a Christmas mood. The snow has started on the blog (as if by magic) and in our house we have 3 advent calendars on the go: ‘Peppa Pig’ and ‘Cinderella’ (mine) and a dog’s Advent … Continue reading

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Like Buses…

Remember I won the Erewash Writers short story competition a couple of weeks ago (*any excuse to mention it again*)? Well, amazingly, yesterday I found out that I’d won the Creative Writing Ink short story competition for October. And both … Continue reading

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