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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 →

National Flash Fiction Day June 16th

Now in its seventh year, National Flash Fiction Day is dedicated to the celebration of writing in one of its shortest forms (Flash). Flash fiction is usually considered to be a story under a 1000, 500 or 300 words. Anything less… 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 →

Early Bird or Night Owl?

I have been musing recently about optimising the time I spend writing – or, to be more accurate, the time I spend thinking about writing! My writing seems to follow a seasonal pattern. In the spring and summer months I… 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 →

Saturday Spotlight ~ Cruise Control by Melanie Jackson

Aha me hearties!!! Today I be bringing you some pieces of eight in bookish form. So, am I trying to channel Blackbeard himself? Er… no! Today, in a change from my usual features, I’d like to draw your attention to my friend… 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 →

Fickle February and a Few Good Reads

February will see my loyalties scattered to the four winds, hence the title. I shall be reading, writing, party planning, dog walking, pregnancy managing (the dog, not me), working the day job, traveling, encouraging (the kids – exams… nuff said), and… Continue reading →

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