Category Archives: Research

I Need A Hero… ! (+ here comes a giveaway!)

I admit it. I am a laggard. I’m talking about those classifications to help explain how new ideas and technology spread through cultures. You know the ones: there are the ‘innovators’ (those annoying people who have to have the latest … Continue reading

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Setting Stories In The Past

‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there…’* I have a story called ‘Blood Sisters’ in this month’s Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special. It’s significant (for me, at least!) because, at 4,000 words it’s the longest story I’ve … Continue reading

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How To Write A ‘Mills And Boon’

Last night my chap pointed out an interesting ‘writerly’ programme, that he’d spotted on BBC 4 (is that well-trained, or what?). It actually turned out to be a few years old but it doesn’t suffer for that. To celebrate ‘Mills … Continue reading

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Eyes Down For A Full House!

I know, I know. I’ve been away for ages. You probably thought falling masonry had landed on me or something but no, to be honest, I’ve just been enjoying myself a bit too much. I’ve had a makeover*, a birthday … Continue reading

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Literary Christmas TV

Does anyone else feel like Christmas has already been and gone? I must have been eating too much and wrapping too many presents because I’m in a strange kind of time-warp! (What day is it again?). A lethargy has descended, … Continue reading

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