Monthly Archives: June 2011

‘Mini Saga’ 100-Word Short Story Competition!

Could you write a ‘mini saga’? To celebrate my 100th blog post (yes, this is it!), I’m running a free-to-enter 100-word short story competition. Any theme or genre. Closing date is Tuesday 26th July 2011 (midnight) and look what you … Continue reading

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Anyone For Tennis?

In honour of Wimbledon (just watched Andy Murray beat Richard Gasquet in straight sets – come on Andy!), I thought I’d share with you this very light little ditty, which I wrote at Caerleon last year in Alison Chisholm’s excellent … Continue reading

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Poetry Please!

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve just taken part in my first poetry-in-schools session, with Moqapi, the poet that I’ve been teamed up with. I was a little apprehensive, not least because Moqapi is very laid back (horizontal!) … Continue reading

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Back To School – And More Short Stories!

Today I’ve been to the first school poetry session for the Well Versed project. It was fun, I loved it! I will post about it in more detail later. When I got home, I entered a couple of short story … Continue reading

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After two months working full-time (aaah! Thank goodness for all those bank holidays!), my contract ended yesterday. Yippee doo! The only thing that marred my leaving was the fact that I couldn’t SKIP out, as I had promised myself I … Continue reading

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Comedy & ‘Death Scene’ Writing Competitions

I thought it was about time I alerted you to some writing competitions and these two have just popped into my inbox from ‘Words With Jam’ writing magazine: 1. They are running a competition for comedy scenes, in any format … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

I’m back from my hols. A little bit browner and a whole lot poorer! Ah well, I had a nice time (bit of a shock to come back to soggy old England, though. What was that rain on Sunday? I … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading!

I am going to Spain at 4am tomorrow morning, I haven’t even finished packing yet and here I am – writing to you! Eeek! Just wanted to show you my holiday reading. Not much for a week, is there? But … Continue reading

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I am Linked-in!

I’ve joined Linkedin! Here. (“The World’s Largest Professional Network”). As I understand it (and I don’t, much), it’s a bit like Facebook, but more ‘grown up’. No-one, as far as I can see, posts photos of debauched nights dancing on … Continue reading

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Magazine Madness Part 5: May Letters

This month I’ve written to: Bella, Love It, Asda Magazine and Golf World 1. Bella (weekly. About 70p) Some of my letters aren’t having quite the desired effect! Firstly, the National Trust Magazine and now Bella have treated my email … Continue reading

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