Category Archives: Successes

Pink Trams and Picture Dice

In my class yesterday, I used my Rory’s Story Cubes® for a 4-minute writing exercise and it occurred to me that I’ve never told you about them! They’re a set of 9 dice, with pictures on each face, so that’s … Continue reading

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And Relax…..

My novel draft (yes, the one I was working on here) was finally finished and zapped off (all 71k of it) for a critique last Monday. Yes, I know, weeks later than it was promised but it wasn’t through lack … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Tale: The Story Behind the Story

As Crufts is on at the moment (I love it!), it’s rather appropriate that I’ve got a doggy story in the current Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special. It’s called ‘Borrowing Billy’ and the idea came from something rather sad, so if … Continue reading

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On Christmas Eve, a thought..

As it’s Christmas Eve, let me tell you a little story and leave you with a thought. I entered a poetry competition a few months ago. It wasn’t a particularly prestigious competition – you probably won’t have heard of it … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Too early for the snowman header? Hmm.. maybe but it’s really gone cold here over the last few days (apparently we are heading for a ‘three week winter snap and polar winds’. Eek!). Autumn definitely feels like it’s over, so … Continue reading

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Results of the Whale/Kidney Random Word Competition

Here are the results of the random word/flash fiction competition – at last – and I can reveal that the ‘secret judge’ was Patsy Collins. Patsy, is, I’m sure, known to many of you. She runs the womagwriter blog, which … Continue reading

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In Which I Have a Little Bit of Success…

Just time to remind you, that if you still want to enter my flash fiction/random word competition, the closing date is tomorrow (12th September) at midnight, so get scribbling..! I’ve had 30 entries so far but I’m expecting a rush … Continue reading

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