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On The Trail of Maggie O’Farrell

On Friday night my OH decided to make a curry. I ‘live tweeted’ (!) this experience, as from starting to chop the carrots to his weary call of “Dinner’s ready” took 3.5 hours. I kid you not. It’s my own … Continue reading

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My Writing A – Z … V is for VACATION

V is for VACATION Whoops, I’ve been away for a little while! Apologies for the lack of blog posts but I’ve been on my VACATION! I know that’s American but it fits the bill nicely for ‘V’. Last week I … Continue reading

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My Writing A-Z … J is for JEALOUSY

J is for JEALOUSY Someone reads out a piece in your writing class. It’s fantastic – but you can’t bring yourself to say so; you read the winning short story in a competition and dismiss it as ‘rubbish!’ Or an … Continue reading

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Writing Competitions, Results & Stuff

There are lots of writing competitions out there. You know this. You don’t really need me to list them (though Gayle Beveridge has a great list on her blog here) BUT sometimes I like to ‘highlight’ a couple that are … Continue reading

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10* Ways For A Writer To ‘De-Stress’

You may remember, a little while ago, I felt seriously stressed because life was busy and I never seemed to have time for my WRITING. If I can’t write, I feel grumpy and lazy and ‘wrong’. It seemed to strike … Continue reading

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Something’s Gotta Give!

I am stressed. My whole life, at the moment, feels like a ‘to-do list’ and I don’t have young children to look after, or even a 9-to-5 job and perhaps that’s the problem. My ‘job(s)’ never seem to end! I … Continue reading

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Taking A Bow.. ‘Take A Break’ News…!

When I was whizzing around Center Parcs yesterday on a ‘Segway’ machine (fun!), little did I know that a decision had been made about a story I’d sent to ‘Take A Break’ back in October 2013. When I got home … Continue reading

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