Category Archives: West Midlands

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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Alright, how’s it going, alright? (Back from Wales!)

To be honest, I didn’t hear anyone say that ‘Alright’ thing while I was in Wales last week (maybe it’s only in Gavin & Stacey) BUT there was a lot of Welsh being spoken (fair play) and they might have … 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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Obeying the Dice!

Right, before anyone moans, I’ve checked and these days, you can use ‘dice’ for both the plural and singular forms of ‘cubes with numbers on them’! Who knew? The New Oxford Dictionary of English says,”In modern standard English, the singular … Continue reading

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