Category Archives: Blogging

‘Torn Between Two Lovers’: Trying to write ‘long’ and ‘short’

I am on my eternal quest to make better use of the time available to me and to actually sit down and write. That doesn’t mean beating myself up if I don’t write every day (Alex Gazzola has something interesting … Continue reading

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Results of the Whale/Kidney Random Word Competition

Here are the results of the random word/flash fiction competition – at last – and I can reveal that the ‘secret judge’ was Patsy Collins. Patsy, is, I’m sure, known to many of you. She runs the womagwriter blog, which … Continue reading

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In Which I Have a Little Bit of Success…

Just time to remind you, that if you still want to enter my flash fiction/random word competition, the closing date is tomorrow (12th September) at midnight, so get scribbling..! I’ve had 30 entries so far but I’m expecting a rush … Continue reading

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Back to School?

I love this time of year: still sunny(ish) and warm(ish) but the hot months (when I struggle to sleep and can never decide what to wear) are over, the dreaded ‘C-mas’ is not yet looming and there are lots of … Continue reading

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A Slight Touch of Book Bereavement

Is it just me, or does anyone else get ‘book bereavement’ when they’ve finished a good book? I’ve just read ‘100 Days of Solitude’ by Daphne Kapsali, recommended to me by a friend. It’s a (self-published!) memoir and meditation on … Continue reading

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End of an Era

There are some years – perhaps you’ve noticed this too – when lots of things in your life change. This summer my parents moved house, after over 40 years in the same place, I’ve left my day-job and this week, … Continue reading

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And breathe….

I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for 16 days! Where have I been? Well, in a nutshell, I have been helping my parents downsize and move house (quite possibly the most stressful thing I’ve ever done, partly because, even up … Continue reading

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