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Just say Yes

Apparently, being a full-time writer/blogger means that the word no has cleared off from my vocabulary, for fear of missing out on an opportunity, whether a creative or financial one. The Writing Cafe held a 24 hour writing event last … Continue reading

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Last day of winter

From the longest month (January) to one very short month (February, for those with toddler-brain) Spring is officially here tomorrow.  Perhaps Feb feels shorter because I’ve taken to writing full-time, but I wonder exactly when I had time to potter … Continue reading

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Full-time writer

I had my last day in work on Friday, and while I will miss paid employment, especially when new books are published or new shoes hit the shops, I am a full-time writer at last, in charge of my own density … Continue reading

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February poem: Journey of the Magi

‘A cold coming we had of it. Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’   Taken out of context, slightly, … Continue reading

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Cursive writing classes

Do you remember learning to write joined-up, or cursive, writing in school? Perhaps you had a fountain pen that you were allowed to use once a week, to practice writing copy neatly from the blackboard? This was the topic of … Continue reading

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Writing Mentor

I’ll be seating myself, my netbook and my Kindle at a gorgeous table at The Writing Cafe in Plymouth University a few times a week, supporting staff and students in their creative and academic endeavors, as of next week.  We’ll … Continue reading

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What’s in your writer toolkit?

I don’t mean what’s on your book shelf (or in your e-reader), but what essentials could you, as a writer, not be without? For me it seems to be bags.  I store all my writerly ideas, projects, rejections, publications in … Continue reading

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