Category Archives: Newspapers

Ditching The Kindle (& another free-to-enter novel competition)

The Daily Mail Penguin Random House First Novel competition Whatever your feelings about the Daily Wail Mail, there’s no denying that, every so often, they run a nice competition for us writers. For this, the latest one, they’ve joined forces … Continue reading

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What’s Your Definition of ‘Writing Success’?

What’s your definition of writing ‘success’ and ‘failure’? I ask because last Saturday’s Guardian (it was 1st April but I don’t think it was a joke) contained an interesting ‘What I’m Really Thinking’ piece (they’re always interesting, imo but this … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday: Write & Win Tickets to special ‘War Horse’ Event

Now, shussh.. I’m not supposed to be here. I’m supposedly taking part in NaNoWriMo, so I should be writing my 50,000 word novel NOW! I am too embarrassed to tell you how many of the 6,667 words that I’m supposed … Continue reading

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Never Give Up!

Never give up, that’s my motto this week. Since the start of this month I’ve had 3 stories accepted by 3 different magazines, one of which has been floating around since 2009 (the story, not the magazine) and I’ve finally … Continue reading

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Where Are You Going In 2013?

I don’t mean ‘where are you going?’ in a deep-and-meaningful way. I mean literally, where are you going in 2013? Butlins? The Great Barrier Reef? Auntie Nora’s place for a wet weekend in Scarborough? It’s almost that time of year, … Continue reading

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Another (free) Ghost Story Competition – 50 words

Dear blog readers, I am good to you. I have interrupted my hoovering (aah, I love a good hoover on a Saturday. And no, I am NOT joking!) to bring you news of a ghost story competition in today’s Times. … Continue reading

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Lady Of The Manor!

Last night we stayed at the rather exclusive Lords of the Manor hotel in Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds. And we spent a very nice day today down the road in Bourton-on-the-Water. So, what’s all this got to do with … Continue reading

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