Category Archives: Blogging

Keeping Perky!

Hello, I’m back and since I last posted (on 4th March) everything’s gone a bit weird, hasn’t it? Anyway, let’s not dwell on that now but remain bright and breezy and PERKY! Here are some distractions and nice things that … Continue reading

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In Which I Reflect on Blogging

In October, this blog will be TEN years old. I’m just 2 followers off 1000 and this is my 665th post. Yes, that’s a lot of words and a lot of time and, I must admit, I sometimes wonder why … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Bumpy Year

If I may borrow the Queen’s expression (apparently, it’s in her speech tomorrow), 2019 has been a bit of a ‘bumpy’ year for me (and the country, obviously – and maybe for you too?). The Bad: On a personal note … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…. You Know What

Hello! I hope you’re getting into the Christmas spirit (if that’s your thing) and you’re not too overwhelmed with ‘stuff’. If you want some tips on how to survive Christmas, as a writer, I’ve updated my annual post on the … Continue reading

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Living The Dream? The Reality of Earning a Living as a Writer 

I’m 44k into my NaNoWriMo-ing and honestly my brain just won’t come up with anything to blog about, soooo, I decided to post one of my previously-published-articles (not seen on here before). It was originally published in Writing in 2016 … 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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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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‘Ladybird, Ladybird…’

I told you (last time) that the weather had gone strange and now, here we are, on the 10th October, with sunshine and temperatures of 21 degrees C! I’m sitting in my ‘cave’, with all the doors and windows open, … Continue reading

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Writing for ‘Exposure’

I write this sitting in the dog basket. (To paraphrase ‘I Capture The Castle’). Actually, that’s not true BUT I could, if I wanted to, for Bonnie’s bed is empty. DON’T PANIC! She’s at the dog sitter’s, a day earlier … Continue reading

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Just in Time!

I have been absent for a little while from the blog because I was desperately trying to finish my novel manuscript (second draft) to send to the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme (phew, that’s a mouthful! Hope I got … Continue reading

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