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June blog

Firstly, my apologies. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to add any more blogs or prompts, competitions, websites or articles in the next few months. My mother has recently been in hospital; she’s now home and she’s my number one priority. She is recovering but,…

May musings

I’m just back from a week away in one of my favourite places – Northumberland. Beautiful beaches, wonderful castles, friendly people and, for the most part, gloriously sunny weather. Often when I’m away, I set myself a daily words target, but this time, I…

Improvise – like Brenda Blethyn!

I’ve been running Creative Writing classes for nearly twenty years now and there’s one thing I both dread and enjoy. What can that possibly be? It’s finding new exercises to demonstrate different aspects of writing. Sometimes the exercises don’t work out exactly as I…

March blog

Whose point of view is it anyway? I’m sure many of you will have seen, read or heard about the controversy this week over a photo of Stacey Dooley holding a black African child, part of the film she’d been making out in Uganda…

Linda’s February blog

A whole month of the New Year has gone by already and where am I? Happy to say that, so far, things are going to plan. I have returned to writing the sequel to Pathway to the Gods. Charlotte, my agent, is preparing the…

Let’s Get Writing 2019

Welcome to my first blog of 2019. A Happy New Writing Year to you all. You’ll notice a slightly new-look to my website – different style and some pages are missing! I’m thinking of producing a book of articles and prompts from my blogs…

Happy holidays!

I was giving our oven its usual pre-Christmas clean – one of the messiest jobs I’ve ever come across. And I had a light-bulb moment. Nothing whatsoever to do with ovens or cleaning, but the answer to a pressing writing problem I’d had for…