Category Archives: Woman’s Weekly

The Story Behind The Story: ‘Dinosaurs’

I have a story called ‘Dinosaurs’ in the current issue of Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special (out until around 5th June, after which, July’s edition will hit the shelves). Isn’t that a lovely illustration they’ve put with it? I got the … Continue reading

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Ditching The Distractions = Get More Writing Done!

You could say that I’ve taken my own advice to an extreme: on Monday I resigned from my ‘day job’ (part-time but increasingly filling the hours and headspace that I need for my writing) and I’m not actually recommending that … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like.. you-know-what

So, the countdown to Christmas has begun. My blog header’s changed to the good old snowman, the SNOW has magically appeared, as it does every year from 1st December and the Bonnie calendars have just arrived from Vistaprint… Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Writer Linda Lewis (Exclusive!)

I’m delighted to welcome to my blog a special guest – Linda Lewis – who, amongst other things, is a very successful short story writer. Linda’s never been interviewed in any of the writing magazines, so this is an exclusive … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn From ‘Car Share’

One of my favourite TV programmes last year was the Bafta-award winning Peter Kay series, Car Share. Only 6 episodes but each one a gem and if you didn’t see it, the premise is pretty simple: 2 supermarket colleagues (driver … Continue reading

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Notes On A Spreadsheet

I’ve got a story in November’s Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special, called ‘Notes from Miss Norris’. It’s only my fifth WW acceptance this year, which isn’t many, so please excuse my boasty-boasty trumpet-blowing for a moment. A quick glance at my … Continue reading

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Setting Stories In The Past

‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there…’* I have a story called ‘Blood Sisters’ in this month’s Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special. It’s significant (for me, at least!) because, at 4,000 words it’s the longest story I’ve … Continue reading

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