Category Archives: Events

All Better!

I am free of Covid at last (that blasted red line takes ages to disappear, though, doesn’t it?) and it feels like I’ve been released from prison! Hurrah. (Mind you, I’m not assuming I won’t get it again. I know … Continue reading

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Cursed Covid…

Every cloud has a silver lining, so they say and in this case, the cloud is COVID – which has finally got me – and the silver lining is, that as I’m stuck at home and everything’s cancelled, I’ve got … Continue reading

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Oh, Olive!

Just dropping by – quickly – to say hello, as I am supposed to be working, as you may remember. Aagh, not panicking at all. The weather here’s gorgeous – I hope it is with you too – and on … Continue reading

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DISCOVERIES 2020-21 (& Making the Most of Opportunities!)

Four years ago, almost exactly to the day – on 19th September 2016, to be precise – I blogged about how author Jojo Moyes was offering her cottage in Suffolk for a week to an aspiring writer in need of … Continue reading

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The Pomodoro Technique & Other Good Things

Have you heard of the ‘Pomodoro Technique’? I’m sure many of you have. It’s a very simple time management technique, to help reduce procrastination, which basically involves working in bursts of 25 minutes and then having a short break (and … Continue reading

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Writing Competitions & Writing Workshops

Hellooo! Have you got snow? I have heard news that some places (‘North’) have snow and I am jealous! It’s been cold here today but sunny too. Absolutely not a single snowflake in sight. But, moving on… I have news … Continue reading

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A Confession

As you may remember, I left you on something of a cliff-hanger in my last post: I had a novel submission to get off to the RNA by midnight last Friday and I still had to prepare my 4 workshops … Continue reading

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Morning Pages v. 750 words … and lots of other stuff!

Do you remember, back in March, I told you about ‘750 words’? The plan was, I was going to try it for a month (because it’s free for a month!) and I think I promised to report back. Well, the … 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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Ladies of Letters

I am The People’s Friend’s ‘Writer of the Week’. Hurrah! Actually, I have done very little to achieve this accolade, apart from send them a story which is appearing in this week’s issue of the magazine. You will have noticed, … Continue reading

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