Category Archives: Events

Post-Holiday Blues & Some Serial News

Have you missed me? I’ve been away for ages, I know. Soz. Last week I was on a tennis holiday on the Turquoise Coast in Turkey. “You’re brave,” people said to us when we announced our destination. And they were … Continue reading

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I Finally Go On Another ‘Artist’s Date’ (to Aldi)

One of my writing resolutions for this year was to go on an Artist’s Date every month but until last week I had failed completely. Then I had cause to go to Evesham (nothing glamorous – car to the garage), … Continue reading

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Time For A Sex Change

Ha, yes, it’s a cheap trick but now that I’ve got your attention.. On Friday night I had a most enjoyable time, listening to writer S J Watson ‘in conversation’ as part of Warwick Words Xtra events. ‘SJ’, as you … Continue reading

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4 (Random!) Things I’ve Learned This Week

1. If I want to write a (half decent) novel then I need a PREMISE. Does everyone else have a premise? It’s your core statement, a description of the novel in one sentence, it’s what you’re trying to ‘prove’ or … Continue reading

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The Art of Giving Feedback

It’s half term this week (*and breathe….*), so, with no class to teach and things ‘quiet’ in other areas of work, I’m having a bit of ‘me time’. (Please note pile of books to be read, some from last week’s … Continue reading

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Out of This World!

I’m back. Given my last, rather painful post, just prior to zipping off to the Isle of Wight, you might have been wondering if I’d thrown myself onto The Needles. But no. (Actually they were a lot smaller than I … Continue reading

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A ‘Helen-Fest’ & A Short Story Workshop @ ChipLitFest

On Sunday I went to an excellent workshop on Writing Stories for the Women’s Magazine Market, run by Helen Hunt, at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival. I think I was the only person there (apart from Helen herself, of course!) … Continue reading

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