Category Archives: Blogging

I Am Back!

Hello! I can’t believe I’ve been away for almost a month! (I don’t mean away in some exotic place – I wish – but ‘away from the blog’). I have been working on novel #2 – the notoriously difficult one … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings!

I’ve been busy ‘Christmass-ing’ over the past few weeks, as I’m sure most of you have, too. Finally, my pre-festive get-togethers have finished (or been cancelled because we’re all trying to avoid the dreaded plague) and I’ve got time to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Simon Whaley (+ BOOK GIVEAWAY!)

Today, I’m welcoming my writing pal Simon Whaley to the blog! It’s not the first time he’s been featured! Back in 2012, his was the first guest blog I had on here. Wow, a lot of water has gone under the … Continue reading

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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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