Category Archives: The People’s Friend

All Change!

The weather’s gone funny, don’t you think? We had a proper cold winter, followed by a proper hot summer and now the weather doesn’t know what to do with itself. We turned the heating on and now we’re sweltering and … Continue reading

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Wine Required!

I was up early this morning, despite being really tired because I can’t sleep when it’s so light! Is it just me? I know I shouldn’t be moaning (it’s SUMMER!) but even with the blinds down, the sun sneaks through … Continue reading

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First Post of 2017

So, here we are in 2017. Happy New Year to you all! I realised that my last post was a bit miserable when someone called me ‘Scrooge’ in a text, so this is going to be more upbeat, I promise! … Continue reading

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Writing Retreat Up For Grabs!

Lovely Author Jojo Moyes, who I wrote about here last year is offering her cottage in Suffolk for a week to a writer to “kick-start or even finish” their work. This is the post she’s put on Facebook: Are you … Continue reading

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The People’s Friend Workshop in Bristol – 7th Sept 2016

I was going to start this post by saying ‘Sorry I’ve been away for longer than normal but I’ve been busy…’ but I listened to an interesting piece on Radio 4 today about how ‘being busy’ has become a badge … Continue reading

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Living The Dream?

What shall I write about? I pondered this morning and then – hey presto! – the postman arrived, with the latest issue of Writing magazine, in which I have an article (page 68). So, I shall write about that. My … Continue reading

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Do Your Characters Need A Sex Change?

On Friday night I went to see Cymbeline at the RSC in Stratford. It’s not one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays and it was, at times, rather surreal (and long!) but one of the most interesting things for me about the … Continue reading

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