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In Which I Confess to Two Misdemeanours

I belong to a poetry group (that’s not one of the misdemeanours, by the way). We take it in turn to host the meeting in our homes, once a month, (just drinks and biccies to be provided) and I can … Continue reading

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A Full House, a Full Cupboard & a Free Writing Webinar

I looked back on the blog just now, to see what I was doing this time last year and, what do you know, I was starting a ‘writer’s retreat’ as my partner had gone away to Turkey to play golf…and … Continue reading

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Getting Inspiration from Sport

It’s been rather a sporty weekend (I don’t mean me! Unless 5 minutes of table tennis counts). First there was the Grand National – which you couldn’t have missed – and the US Masters was also on (that one might … Continue reading

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What’s Your Definition of ‘Writing Success’?

What’s your definition of writing ‘success’ and ‘failure’? I ask because last Saturday’s Guardian (it was 1st April but I don’t think it was a joke) contained an interesting ‘What I’m Really Thinking’ piece (they’re always interesting, imo but this … Continue reading

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The PC or The Pen: Which is Best?

I do most of my writing straight onto the PC. (With the exception of my ‘Morning Pages’ which I do by hand but which, I must admit, have gone by the by just lately..! Note to self: start them again!) … Continue reading

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‘Defining Moments’ & a Writing Competition

The American writer, Paul Auster, has got a new book coming out, 4321 (it’s 900 pages long!). I must admit, although I’ve heard of him, I’ve not (yet!) read anything by Mr Auster but I was fascinated by an interview … Continue reading

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Are You a Lark, Hummingbird or Owl?

I was reading the other day that MP and novelist Nadine Dorries wakes up at 6am (eek), goes downstairs, lets her dogs out, makes a cup of tea, takes it back to bed, the dogs jump on the bed and … Continue reading

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