Category Archives: Events

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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Alright, how’s it going, alright? (Back from Wales!)

To be honest, I didn’t hear anyone say that ‘Alright’ thing while I was in Wales last week (maybe it’s only in Gavin & Stacey) BUT there was a lot of Welsh being spoken (fair play) and they might have … Continue reading

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All Change!

The weather’s gone funny, don’t you think? We had a proper cold winter, followed by a proper hot summer and now the weather doesn’t know what to do with itself. We turned the heating on and now we’re sweltering and … Continue reading

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