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900 followers: Random Word Flash Fiction Competition (free to enter)

I have reached 900 followers – hurrah – so, if you’re interested in taking part in the competition, it’s the usual formula: The trusty random word generator came up with SUNBURN, CARROT, MUSTARD, SIGH and I’m adding NINE for good … Continue reading

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Ladies of Letters

I am The People’s Friend’s ‘Writer of the Week’. Hurrah! Actually, I have done very little to achieve this accolade, apart from send them a story which is appearing in this week’s issue of the magazine. You will have noticed, … Continue reading

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Do Story Titles Matter?

Good evening, Happy Mother’s Day (to ALL the ladies) and hopefully you’ve remembered to put your clocks forward. Remember last time I mentioned ‘750words’? Amazingly, I have completed my 750 words (which only takes me 11 minutes! I am a … Continue reading

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Have you tried 750words.com?

Have you come across ‘750words‘? It’s been recommended to me by a couple of people, so I thought I’d take a look. It’s ‘an on-line journaling tool’ – a site to encourage a daily writing habit. My friend, who (her … Continue reading

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To Know the Ending or Not? That is the question!

Novel Writing Retreat This time last week I was on a writing weekend in Worcestershire, run by the same tutors that I spent time with last October at Ty Newydd – Alison May and Janet Gover. There were about 14 … Continue reading

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Teething Problems & Big Issues

Today has been an up-and-down day. Firstly, (and if you are the sort of person who is 30 minutes early for every appointment, brace yourself), I was late for the dentist (I say by 12 minutes, the receptionist insisted it … Continue reading

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On Doing ‘Writerly Things’ for Free

Still on the subject of ‘How much do writers earn?’ (see last post), author Joanne Harris* (of ‘Chocolat’ fame. And by the way, can you believe it’s 20 years since that novel was published?) has revealed – in a tweet … Continue reading

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