Category Archives: Finding Time To Write

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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My Mini ‘Writer’s Retreat’

I’ve got some ‘me time’ at the moment as my other half is away playing golf, so I’m trying to turn this week into a bit of a ‘writer’s retreat’. (Stop laughing at the back). And no, it’s not taking … Continue reading

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Feeling All ‘At Sea’…

Typically, just as I had a clear week ahead of me – no meetings, appointments or trips out – and planned to do a serious amount of writing (I had in mind a new story or article every day, to … Continue reading

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