Tag Archives: NaNoWriMo

NaNo Update & Other Stuff*

Yuck, it’s horrible out there: freezing cold and pouring with rain (I have a very smug husband who checked the weather forecast and took the dog for a walk at 7.30am, before the bad weather came in). But then, I … Continue reading

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A Scary Deadline…

As it’s nearly Hallowe’en I make no apologies for the spooky photos! Win a Year-Long Novel-Writing Course with The Novelry Here’s a fabulous competition (only requiring you to fill in a form, answer an easy question and keep your fingers … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…. You Know What

Hello! I hope you’re getting into the Christmas spirit (if that’s your thing) and you’re not too overwhelmed with ‘stuff’. If you want some tips on how to survive Christmas, as a writer, I’ve updated my annual post on the … Continue reading

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Another On-Line Column from My Personal Website

NaNo A quick NaNoWriMo update: I am still on target but as we’re not even half way through November yet, there’s plenty of time for it all to go terribly wrong! Yesterday, I didn’t know what to write. Yes, I … Continue reading

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NaNo on my mind.. (and anti-stress reading!)

Just a quick one from me today because I am ‘NaNoWriMo’-ing and it is taking up all my writing headspace and time. So far (I know, it’s only been 6 days!) I am on target but anything could happen over … Continue reading

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‘Ladybird, Ladybird…’

I told you (last time) that the weather had gone strange and now, here we are, on the 10th October, with sunshine and temperatures of 21 degrees C! I’m sitting in my ‘cave’, with all the doors and windows open, … Continue reading

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Back to School?

I love this time of year: still sunny(ish) and warm(ish) but the hot months (when I struggle to sleep and can never decide what to wear) are over, the dreaded ‘C-mas’ is not yet looming and there are lots of … Continue reading

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I ❤ Deadlines!

Just look at that fancy header! (It took me ages to work out how to add that heart). Last Friday, 30th October, was a date I’d had firmly fixed in my head and in my diary for several weeks. It … Continue reading

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My Writing A-Z … M is for MSLEXIA

M is for MSLEXIA (‘for women who write’). I really like this magazine and have a subscription to it (ahem, please note photo of the last issue, received at least a fortnight ago, still in its plastic wrapper, because I’m … Continue reading

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Highland Cows & Trying To Write A Novel

Lots of competition news for you to start this post (which is a bit of a hotch-potch! Forgive me!): 1. The October Writers Bureau competition was won by one of my lovely ‘birthday twins’: Ninette Hartley! Hurrah – yet another … Continue reading

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