Category Archives: Novels

NaNo on my mind.. (and anti-stress reading!)

Just a quick one from me today because I am ‘NaNoWriMo’-ing and it is taking up all my writing headspace and time. So far (I know, it’s only been 6 days!) I am on target but anything could happen over … Continue reading

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How to Mute Words on Twitter! (and other stuff)

Right. I am not going to mention the ‘B’ word (UK readers will understand) or the ‘C’ word (clue: 25th Dec) at all. This is going to be a happy post! I have actually muted those words* on my Twitter … Continue reading

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Phew what a scorcher!

It’s been boiling today (33 degrees, according to my car temperature gauge. Eek!). I think the heat has befuddled my brain, so apologies for a slightly all-over-the-place post coming up. I have got a busy week ahead ‘writing-wise’ and it … 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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Getting Inspired & Motivated

Greetings. It’s May! I can’t quite believe it, can you? (*panics quietly*) Random Word Competition Don’t forget, if you’re intent on entering my little ‘random word’ competition, it closes at midnight this Sunday, 5th May. Don’t leave it to the … Continue reading

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Michelle & The ‘Meet Cute’: Ideas for Characters’ First Meetings

I have almost finished reading Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming and I’m enjoying it but I must admit, I got frustrated with the first few chapters, about her working-class-but-loving-childhood and hard-working adolescence and getting to Princeton – all very worthy and … Continue reading

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The ‘Crime’ – Or Joy – Of Not Finishing a Book!

I so agree with this post on The Guardian website, about how it’s OK not to finish a book you’re not enjoying, that I had to write a quick post and ask what YOU think? I have to admit, that … Continue reading

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