Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Little ‘Peak’ For The Spreadsheet…

The Cave had a mini-makeover yesterday: a new carpet in the bedroom. (It has a bedroom and a bathroom, as well as my ‘study/office’ part. Yes, I could open a B&B!). I am a little worried that when I’m in … Continue reading

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Caves And A Bit of Hokey-Cokey

Yuck. What a horrible, cold rainy day it is out there! Hope you don’t have to venture out far, if you’ve got the same weather as me! We bought ourselves a Hokey Cokey sign today and hung it up on … Continue reading

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Never-Ending Story…

Today, for the first time, I worked in my new STUDY, which is now fully equipped with desk and chair, rug and shelving (I will post a photo, just as soon as I’ve tidied up a bit). I think I … Continue reading

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When Do You ‘Admit’ You’re A Writer?

The Writers Bureau have a new competition to win one of their freelance journalism courses this month. See the picture of Mark Twain writing in bed? (Marian Keyes used to do that too, by the way*). Well, they just want … Continue reading

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Radio GaGa

Ooh, an exciting thing has happened. When I won the World Audio Short Story Writer competition back in April this year, my prize was to have my story, ‘Singing For The Terrified’ recorded by an actor and…finally… it’s now on … Continue reading

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Up Close With Ian Rankin

Did anyone watch ‘Imagine’ last night – the BBC1 programme about writer Ian Rankin, working on his latest novel? Do not despair if you missed it – you can catch it on i-player here until 25th December 2012. It’s worth … Continue reading

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Time For A Little Romance…

Firstly, I bring you news (courtesy of Sue Moorcroft’s excellent blog), of a just-about-to-be-launched romantic short story competition, ‘The Sophie King Prize’. It’s free-to-enter and open to both published and unpublished writers resident in the UK. The winning story will … Continue reading

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