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Restoration Reflections

After the week I’ve had (I know it’s only Tuesday) all I needed to do was to lie quietly in a dark room and recharge. After a super early start and a 5-mile walk with the naughty dog, I sat… 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 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 →

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 →

Today is Brought to You by The Letter U

Providing a taxi service for number 3 son last night, I found an unexpected nugget of writing gold. Anyone with children of a certain age will be familiar with the ‘taxi of mum and dad’. Hours of tiresome journeys, interspersed… Continue reading →

National Authors Day ~ November 1st 2016

Today is National Authors Day.This day began way back in 1928 when teacher and president of the Bement Illinois woman’s club, Nellie Verne Burt McPherson wrote a fan letter to an author in appreciation of his story. The idea evolved… Continue reading →

I’m Going to Tell You a Story…. I’ll Make It Brief!

Long seen as the poor relation to the novel, short stories are back in vogue, and with good reason. The turnabout probably came, back in 2013 when Lynda Davis won The Man Booker prize for her collection of short stories…. Continue reading →

Interview on Books Go Social

I was recently interviewed on Books Go Social  where I talked about writing…obviously. If you want to know more about the when, where, how, pop over to Books Go Social now….    

The Music of Life…

Picture the scene. I’m sitting drinking coffee (natch) in my favourite coffee house. The sun is shining, the birds are singing – all is good with the world, you get the picture. I am sitting outside, yes that’s right….. outside…. Continue reading →

Free Books – Friend or Foe?

Free books have been a hot topic on one of my authors groups this week, with good reason. Which other creative genre do you know where it is becoming ‘expected’ for you to give your work away for free, non… Continue reading →

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