Category Archives: West Midlands

This, too, will pass….

It’s all a bit ‘hectic-ly-hectic’ here, as a former colleague of mine used to say. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll see my recent tweets are along the lines of, ‘If I had a swear box, it would be … Continue reading

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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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Sunburn/Carrot Random Word Competition – Shortlist

Sue Johnson kindly agreed to act as ‘Head Judge’ and choose a shortlist of 5 stories from the longlist of 10 and then, a winner and runner-up. Sue’s a short story writer and novelist, poet and tutor and she’s a … Continue reading

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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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Teething Problems & Big Issues

Today has been an up-and-down day. Firstly, (and if you are the sort of person who is 30 minutes early for every appointment, brace yourself), I was late for the dentist (I say by 12 minutes, the receptionist insisted it … Continue reading

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Flu’ & Free Writing Competitions

Aagh, we have been a poorly household this week. To give you an idea of the strength of the illness… it’s been FOUR Harry Potter films’ worth (four still left to watch). Now, we just feel like we’ve got bad … Continue reading

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