Category Archives: Books

Once More Unto The Beach, dear Friends!

Hello there! Whoops, two whole weeks since my last post but I hope you can forgive me because I’ve been on my holibobs/honeymoon in beautiful, sunny, North Norfolk. And beach bum Bonnie came too! As you can probably see from … Continue reading

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Three Things About Evesham Festival 2019

1. It was HOT! (Saturday was the hottest day of the year. 32 degrees!) 2. I met author Mike Gayle on the Friday night, when he was the guest author at our launch event and he also announced the winners … Continue reading

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Spotted on Twitter in the Last Couple of Days

It may have passed you by but yesterday was National Writing Day (today is, apparently #National Sunglasses Day. Who knew?). I only found out about that – and, in fact, everything in this post, because I’ve been on Twitter for … Continue reading

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This, too, will pass….

It’s all a bit ‘hectic-ly-hectic’ here, as a former colleague of mine used to say. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll see my recent tweets are along the lines of, ‘If I had a swear box, it would be … Continue reading

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Pink Trams and Picture Dice

In my class yesterday, I used my Rory’s Story Cubes® for a 4-minute writing exercise and it occurred to me that I’ve never told you about them! They’re a set of 9 dice, with pictures on each face, so that’s … Continue reading

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Getting Inspired & Motivated

Greetings. It’s May! I can’t quite believe it, can you? (*panics quietly*) Random Word Competition Don’t forget, if you’re intent on entering my little ‘random word’ competition, it closes at midnight this Sunday, 5th May. Don’t leave it to the … Continue reading

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Public Speaking for Writers (Guest Post: Sally Jenkins)

Love it or loathe it (and it’s often listed as people’s ‘worst fear’), public speaking is part and parcel of a career as a writer these days. Whether it’s reading your work aloud at a writers’ group or literary festival, … Continue reading

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