Monthly Archives: June 2013

Goodies! (And Baddies…)

Goodies Today I taught the last writing class of this term. That’s 10 classes done and dusted! Where’s the time gone? And as you can see, I got lots of lovely goodies from my students! I’ve always wanted one of … Continue reading

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Blogging: How To Get More Followers (+ a freebie e-book, if you’re quick!)

A friend has asked if I can give her brother some advice on how to get more ‘followers’ for his new blog (weird word that, isn’t it, ‘followers’? It’s kind of biblical. I keep thinking of disciples or a strange … Continue reading

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I Want To Be Alone…

I’ve read two statements recently that made me go ‘yes, yes, YES!’ Sadly, neither of them was my bank statement but I’d like to share them with you, anyway: 1.“Be alone – that is the secret of invention; be alone, … Continue reading

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First Aid for Novels + ‘First Aid Novels’

Hmm, where are the weeks disappearing to? One minute it’s Monday, the next it’s Friday and, somehow, I haven’t done half the writing I wanted to do. I am quietly panicking. ‘Rapid Response’ Medical Romance Stories There’s not much time … Continue reading

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‘Woman’s Weekly Writing Workshop’: The Consolation Prize

For those of us not fortunate enough to make it to the ‘Woman’s Weekly Fiction Writing Workshop’ last week (they’re running a few but apparently they’re all booked up now), several fellow bloggers who did attend have kindly ‘reported back’, … Continue reading

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Back From Milano.. and off to work-o!

It seems like a heck of a long time ago now, but last weekend, I went to Milan. Hence the photo of the Duomo! We went up on the roof, like you do and enjoyed the coolness of the interior … Continue reading

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You Can’t Win ‘Em All

We took our puppy to her first dog show recently (just for a bit of fun and ‘socialisation’, I hasten to add – I don’t have my eyes on Crufts..!) Here I am in ‘the ring’ with her (you can’t … Continue reading

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