Category Archives: The People’s Friend

Ladies of Letters

I am The People’s Friend’s ‘Writer of the Week’. Hurrah! Actually, I have done very little to achieve this accolade, apart from send them a story which is appearing in this week’s issue of the magazine. You will have noticed, … Continue reading

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To Know the Ending or Not? That is the question!

Novel Writing Retreat This time last week I was on a writing weekend in Worcestershire, run by the same tutors that I spent time with last October at Ty Newydd – Alison May and Janet Gover. There were about 14 … Continue reading

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How Much Do Writers Earn?

Not much, is the answer. Sorry. But you knew that really, didn’t you? I’ll come back to this in a moment. In the meantime, I have good news! Last week, I had 3 short stories accepted by The People’s Friend … Continue reading

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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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