Category Archives: Finding Time To Write

Back to School?

I love this time of year: still sunny(ish) and warm(ish) but the hot months (when I struggle to sleep and can never decide what to wear) are over, the dreaded ‘C-mas’ is not yet looming and there are lots of … Continue reading

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Ditching The Distractions = Get More Writing Done!

You could say that I’ve taken my own advice to an extreme: on Monday I resigned from my ‘day job’ (part-time but increasingly filling the hours and headspace that I need for my writing) and I’m not actually recommending that … Continue reading

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Are You a Lark, Hummingbird or Owl?

I was reading the other day that MP and novelist Nadine Dorries wakes up at 6am (eek), goes downstairs, lets her dogs out, makes a cup of tea, takes it back to bed, the dogs jump on the bed and … Continue reading

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I’m a Writer, Get Me Out of Here…!

As one of my favourite TV programmes is on at the moment (IACGMOOH) I just couldn’t resist that title! ‘But, get me out of where?’ I hear you cry. Well, dear reader, out of a writing rut. Believe me, I’m … Continue reading

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Sources of Inspiration: Atwood, Shakespeare (and cats?)

I went to see one of my favourite authors, Margaret Atwood, on Saturday in Stratford (and, thank the Lord, I managed not to cough). She’s inspiring for several reasons, not least because she’s clever and funny and at 76 she’s … Continue reading

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Feeling Autumnal (and under par…)

I am feeling decidedly autumnal. In other words, I’ve got a horrible cough which has been lingering for about 10 days. I apologise to all the people (in ‘real life’) that I’ve been spluttering over. I have tried to keep … Continue reading

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Trials & Tribulations of ‘Turning Pro’

As I write this, British hopeful Marcus Willis is playing Roger Federer at Wimbledon and I’ve got it on the TV (TV or tv? anyway…) Bless. It’s a bit of a David and Goliath match. No-one of course, expects him … Continue reading

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