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Once More Unto The Beach, dear Friends!

Hello there! Whoops, two whole weeks since my last post but I hope you can forgive me because I’ve been on my holibobs/honeymoon in beautiful, sunny, North Norfolk. And beach bum Bonnie came too! As you can probably see from … Continue reading

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‘Read Aloud’ Button on Word + a Monologue-Writing Competition (free!)

Boasty-Boasty Corner I’ve had a little success since I last wrote: my entry in the TamLitFest short story competition came second! Hurrah. It’s only a £50 prize (still very welcome!) and the story will probably be going into an anthology … Continue reading

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Morning Pages v. 750 words … and lots of other stuff!

Do you remember, back in March, I told you about ‘750 words’? The plan was, I was going to try it for a month (because it’s free for a month!) and I think I promised to report back. Well, the … Continue reading

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Judging Short Stories (and Happy Endings….)

Now that Evesham Festival is over and the names of the winners of the short story competition have been announced, I can give you some feedback on my experience as a judge. Another reader and I read all 126 stories … Continue reading

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Three Things About Evesham Festival 2019

1. It was HOT! (Saturday was the hottest day of the year. 32 degrees!) 2. I met author Mike Gayle on the Friday night, when he was the guest author at our launch event and he also announced the winners … Continue reading

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Spotted on Twitter in the Last Couple of Days

It may have passed you by but yesterday was National Writing Day (today is, apparently #National Sunglasses Day. Who knew?). I only found out about that – and, in fact, everything in this post, because I’ve been on Twitter for … Continue reading

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This, too, will pass….

It’s all a bit ‘hectic-ly-hectic’ here, as a former colleague of mine used to say. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll see my recent tweets are along the lines of, ‘If I had a swear box, it would be … Continue reading

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