Category Archives: Successes

I Am On A Writing Holiday!

I am at Writers Holiday in Fishguard! I know, I slipped away when you weren’t looking. And this place, I have to say, is the perfect de-stresser. The sun is blazing down (after yesterday’s …er.. fog! That’s Wales for you!) … Continue reading

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‘Love Is All You Need’ – Short Story Anthology (involving yours truly)

Just a quickie from me because I am off on a girls’ weekend to ‘MK’ and I still need to pack! Where is that exotic place of mystery, ‘MK’, known to those ‘in the know’, only by its initials (in … 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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Double Whammy!

Something exciting has happened. For the first time ever, in the history of the universe, my writing buddy Sally Jenkins and I have got a story each, at the same time, in The Weekly News (April 26th issue). Ta dah! … Continue reading

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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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