Category Archives: Events

The People’s Friend Workshop in Bristol – 7th Sept 2016

I was going to start this post by saying ‘Sorry I’ve been away for longer than normal but I’ve been busy…’ but I listened to an interesting piece on Radio 4 today about how ‘being busy’ has become a badge … Continue reading

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Festival Frenzy & A Bubble Burst!

This time last week, as you may remember, I was panicking about getting ready for the Evesham Festival of Words Book Quiz, which my friend Chris and I were running. It was not without its heart-stopping moments in the run-up. … Continue reading

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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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