Monthly Archives: July 2012

Glued To The Olympics

Well, stuck actually. I’ve got the Olympics on the tele’ from the moment I get up to the moment I go to bed. But that is, in part, because I can’t change channels. I’ve got my 2 pages of instructions … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin …

Caerleon Writers’ Holiday Hurrah, I’m back from Caerleon Writer’s Holiday and now I need a week to recover. Caerleon is great fun BUT exhausting. All that chatting, laughing, late nights, eating and drinking (there’s a lot of that). I didn’t … Continue reading

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Literature Requires Silence

Hmm, not sure that I would classify what I write as ‘literature’ – but I agree with the sentiment. American author Philip Roth says, “Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared. It requires silence, some form of isolation, … Continue reading

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The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition

If you’ve never had a children’s novel published – but you’ve written one (or think you could by the closing date of 26th October 2012) then you might be interested in The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition. More details here. … Continue reading

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Some Good News….

Finally, some good news. No, it’s not going to stop raining. I mean, on the writing front. Nothing too exciting BUT, firstly, I’ve been ‘longlisted’ (top 30) for the May/June Multi-Story Short Story competition. I have to wait until the … Continue reading

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A Touch Of The Woolly Aphids (+ GH Novel Competition results)

I’ve got woolly aphids. Well, not me exactly – it’s the apple trees in our garden. It looks like fungus, but the trusty internet assures me insects lurk beneath (the white stuff is their protective gear). Apparently the way to … Continue reading

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Tennis The Menace!

Being a tennis player is like being a writer. Honest. Bear with me. When you play a tennis match, you either win or you lose. So, think about how many times tennis players lose. Roger Federer, World Number One and … Continue reading

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‘Festival Of Romance’ – And A Romance Novel Competition

Sorry I’ve been away for almost a week. I’m not sure where the time’s gone but it’s just whizzed by! And so much for good intentions. In the last post I said I was going to enter the Calderdale Short … Continue reading

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