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How to Get Your Writing Mojo Back (+ pics of Yorkshire)

What do this month’s Writers’ Forum and Writing magazines have in common? Well, for a start, they both contain an article by yours truly. I’ve written about writing competitions – specifically the Evesham Festival of Words’ short story competition for … Continue reading

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Flu’ & Free Writing Competitions

Aagh, we have been a poorly household this week. To give you an idea of the strength of the illness… it’s been FOUR Harry Potter films’ worth (four still left to watch). Now, we just feel like we’ve got bad … Continue reading

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Michelle & The ‘Meet Cute’: Ideas for Characters’ First Meetings

I have almost finished reading Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming and I’m enjoying it but I must admit, I got frustrated with the first few chapters, about her working-class-but-loving-childhood and hard-working adolescence and getting to Princeton – all very worthy and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! And a (quick) review of 2018

Happy New Year to you – albeit a bit late, as it’s now 11th January! It’s been a busy time. We went up to the fabulous Lake District (Haweswater, to be exact) for New Year, which was Bonnie the dog’s … Continue reading

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My Christmas, actually

So, Christmas is over and it’s time for me to hang up my pudding earrings once more. Hurrah! Did you have a good Christmas? ‘Quiet’ is the usual, required answer, isn’t it? But mine was anything but… Christmas Day (and … Continue reading

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‘Letting Go of Perfect …’

Hello. I’ve been to Scotland since I last wrote (hence the pretty pics), for a flying visit to the OH’s rellies. There was no snow but believe me, it was cold! Talking of snow, the snow that usually appears as … Continue reading

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The ‘Crime’ – Or Joy – Of Not Finishing a Book!

I so agree with this post on The Guardian website, about how it’s OK not to finish a book you’re not enjoying, that I had to write a quick post and ask what YOU think? I have to admit, that … Continue reading

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