Category Archives: Blogging

‘Saying I Will’ – the Story Behind The Story

I’ve got a confession to make, dear Readers: I keep things from you. You see – and I’m sure I’m not alone in this – my story ideas tend to come from things that happen to me. And as many … Continue reading

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The Force of 15 Minutes

While I was on holiday last week (hence no blog post!), I was perusing the books on my kindle, as you do and I re-read a handy little book that I bought some time ago – The 15 Minute Writer: … Continue reading

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The First Signs of Spring…

It’s got warmer all of a sudden, don’t you think? And, in my garden, for the last two days, we’ve heard the first sounds of spring: the POP, POP, ARRRGGH! of this season’s first games of table tennis. OH has … Continue reading

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‘Exuberant’ Random Word Competition: Result & Judge’s Report

It’s time to reveal the winner and runner-up of my latest ‘random word’ competition, which was kindly judged by Sally Zigmond. These were the 5 shortlisted stories (if you want to read them in full, they’re on the previous post), … Continue reading

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800 followers: Random Word Flash Fiction Competition (free to enter)

A few days ago I reached over 800 followers on the blog, so I was all set to run another of my random word flash fiction competitions but I checked the figures tonight and obviously, some people are ‘spring cleaning’ … Continue reading

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A Review of 2017

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you had a good Christmas, however you celebrated it. We were in Rhossili Bay for New Year, staying in this little place with the dog, just down the road from a 3 … Continue reading

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‘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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