Monthly Archives: November 2014

Are Writers Born Or Made?

You’ve probably heard the sad news that novelist P D James died today. She was still writing detective novels – at 94 – which is no mean achievement but what I like most about her, is that she didn’t publish … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Class!

There are only 12 places in my Creative Writing class and I’m afraid, for now, it’s full (*tries not to look smug*) but I thought it might be fun to take you through what we did this morning and you … Continue reading

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Who Hit The Bullseye…?

Writing Competition Results I am just back from a tennis weekend in Hampshire but before that – on Friday – I did 2 hours of archery, which was a BAD idea (birthday present voucher for ‘him indoors’ which was just … Continue reading

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‘500 Followers’ Writing Competition – Shortlist

It’s time to announce the shortlist for my ‘stampede/wood/panther/courage/500’ writing competition! I had 30 entries in total – including 6 poems – and my friend Chris and I got together last night and enjoyed reading every single one and sifting … Continue reading

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Some Writing Competitions…

I went to see ‘Gone Girl’ at the cinema today. Anyone else seen it or read the book, by Gillian Flynn? Both the novel and the film are great for the first half (or so) and then, in my humble … Continue reading

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My Book Club Can Beat Up Your Book Club

Actually, that’s not true. My book club would roll over and admit defeat before any other book club had even fired the first shot. Or turned the first page. Because, actually, truth be told, it’s more of a wine club. … Continue reading

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