Category Archives: Successes

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 People’s Friend Serial Is About To Hit The Shelves

If you get Writers Forum magazine, you’ll notice that (*puffs up*) I am featured in the July issue, which is already out to subscribers and probably about to appear in the shops. When I won the People’s Friend serial competition, … Continue reading

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A Weekend At Home. Bostin’!

Ah, now this is nice. I can’t actually remember the last time I was home on a Saturday just pottering around and relaxing. Usually we are off somewhere or ‘entertaining’ (if that doesn’t sound too Hyacinth Bucket) or I am … Continue reading

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Dare To Be Different

I’ve been away (again, I know!) in Castleton in the Peak District this time, where it poured with rain most of the weekend but we still had a great time. We stayed with friends in this lovely one-time miners cottage … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations!

Nicola Burggraf has written a lovely piece on her blog today about how a recent get-together with two friends has inspired her to pick up her (almost finished!) novel again and it got me thinking about how friends’ attitudes and … Continue reading

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Goodness Me, I’ve Won!

I’m eating a big slice of humble pie. After all I said about social media – specifically Facebook – a couple of weeks ago, I’ve now got cause to think it’s rather wonderful. I’ve just won The People’s Friend serial … Continue reading

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Notes On A Spreadsheet

I’ve got a story in November’s Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special, called ‘Notes from Miss Norris’. It’s only my fifth WW acceptance this year, which isn’t many, so please excuse my boasty-boasty trumpet-blowing for a moment. A quick glance at my … Continue reading

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