Category Archives: Television

New Writing Festival .. and the tele’!

You know how some things just go together? Bread and butter, salt and pepper, white wine and soda, Starsky & Hutch (whoops, showing my age) and of course, that old classic: writing and asparagus! Yes, I have discovered ‘AsparaWriting Festival’ … Continue reading

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The Great British Write-Off!

That title’s not completely true, but I do have 2 free writing competitions to tell you about. But first, in other news, we’re awaiting the birth of a BABY! My partner’s daughter is in hospital as we speak and there … Continue reading

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It’s The Weekend!

March 15th. It’s Red Nose Day! Also my nephew’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Jack! Your Nintendo DS game is on its way) AND, today, the results of a local short story competition I entered, were supposed to have been announced. But, … Continue reading

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Who’s Your ‘Bernard’?

Now, if that’s not the strangest question you’ve been asked today, I’ll eat my hat! (Talking of strange, this morning I overhead a woman who works in the village shop, say to her colleague, “I’m going to take those two … Continue reading

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Bumper Post: Lots of Free Stuff!

As promised, I have lots of exciting, writer-ly goodies to tell you about: (1) A FREE competition for erotica novelists (2) A FREE poetry competition (3) A FREE short story competition (4) A FREE competition for anyone with a ‘novel … 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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Some Things Can’t Be Rushed

There are some things that can’t be rushed. Poetry, for example and short stories. They won’t just ‘come’ will they, when you try to do them in a hurry? At least, mine won’t. I’m slow. Mine take ages to develop, … Continue reading

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Never-Ending Story…

Today, for the first time, I worked in my new STUDY, which is now fully equipped with desk and chair, rug and shelving (I will post a photo, just as soon as I’ve tidied up a bit). I think I … Continue reading

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Up Close With Ian Rankin

Did anyone watch ‘Imagine’ last night – the BBC1 programme about writer Ian Rankin, working on his latest novel? Do not despair if you missed it – you can catch it on i-player here until 25th December 2012. It’s worth … Continue reading

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Celebrity Who..?

Are you watching ‘Celebrity Big Brother’? No, of course you’re not. It’s only me and the readers of the Daily Star who are tuning in. Well, I have to fill the yawning gap left by the end of the you-know-what … Continue reading

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