Category Archives: Successes

Write Your Diary On 12th May!

The Mass Observation Archive, based at Sussex University, is inviting people living in the UK to write and submit an anonymous diary of their day on 12th May (ie: this Tuesday). Who knows, your diary could be read by people … 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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Who Hit The Bullseye…?

Writing Competition Results I am just back from a tennis weekend in Hampshire but before that – on Friday – I did 2 hours of archery, which was a BAD idea (birthday present voucher for ‘him indoors’ which was just … Continue reading

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Tips On Writing For ‘Take A Break Fiction Feast’ (TABFF)

Lots of you out there wanted to win the year’s subscription to Take A Break Fiction Feast. In fact, I had 55 names to write on the list, so thank you for entering and for the lovely comments and congratulations … Continue reading

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Fab ‘Fiction Feast’ News – And A Giveaway!

Last time I wrote, I was feeling a little glum, as you may remember. Well, I’ve perked up because the latest (November’s) issue of Take A Break Fiction Feast has three (yes, three!) of my stories in it. This is … Continue reading

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There’s Good News And Bad News

Oh, isn’t the life of a writer full of ups and downs? Today was the start of a new term for my writing class and I was thrilled to have 11 students there (the most I’ve ever had), including 3 … Continue reading

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I Am On A Writing Holiday!

I am at Writers Holiday in Fishguard! I know, I slipped away when you weren’t looking. And this place, I have to say, is the perfect de-stresser. The sun is blazing down (after yesterday’s …er.. fog! That’s Wales for you!) … Continue reading

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