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Is Space Really the Final Frontier? Weekend Musings…

Sitting on the train back from Manchester I let my mind wander. Is space really the final frontier? Perhaps, but I would argue there is one that lurks a lot closer to home. The confines by which we live, think,… Continue reading →

As Fast As I Can…

No one said this writing lark was easy! Well, if they did they were either lying or delusional. With lots of ‘life events’ consuming a large portion of 2018, my writing for the most part has taken a backseat. Yes,… Continue reading →

What lies within your heart?

Today I happened upon this quote. It spoke to my heart so I thought I would share it. “At heart write always for yourself, not for family and friends, for admired teachers, for reviewers or publishers; but make sure you write from… Continue reading →

A Short Short Tale…

Tomorrow June 16th is National Flash Fiction Day. As part of the celebrations, I have been fortunate enough to have my flash fiction story ‘Yellow‘ selected for inclusion. I shall be featured alongside some fine authors each with a captivating story… Continue reading →

A Life Full of Good Things

A few days ago I received some rather good news. One of my short stories has been shortlisted for a competition. After the initial ‘yes, it really is your story, no you are not dreaming’, came gasps of joy, disbelief and an… Continue reading →

A Charmed Life ~ The Importance of Character Flaws

Today I’ve been ruminating… Yes, I am feeling quite well, thanks for asking! A while ago I wrote a blog piece on the believability of character flaws. They are such a big part of a writers remit that I wanted to… Continue reading →

Me, Agatha and The Snow….

I can hardly believe it was only two weeks ago that myself and four very talented ladies got together for the most magical of experiences. The occasion was a writing retreat, but my lovelies, this was not just any writing… Continue reading →

Writing, Magical Friends and Other Tales

“You talk a lot about reading these days Nicole, but what about writing, what’s happening with your writing?” This is one of the regular conversations that is on repeat in my head these days. I am constantly on my own… Continue reading →

Is It Friday Already?

Boom! Shake – shake – shake the room! Where did this week go? Sorry for bringing the DJ Jazzy Jeff ear-worm out to play (I bet you can’t get rid of it now…. apologies). So this week…..did it really fly?… Continue reading →

Movin on Up ~ Driving Your Story Forward

We have all been there haven’t we? You are merrily munching your way through the first few chapters of a book that has sat on your TBR pile for a while and then it hits you…. boredom! Yep, mind numbing… Continue reading →

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