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April Blog

Get ACTIVE with your research I’ve been fortunate to have enjoyed a few days away from home recently and apart from some much-needed r’n’r, I was able to get back on track with my writing. There’s something about being away from regular routines, shopping, cooking…

March blog

What, exactly, is Literary Fiction? This month, I thought I would look at the subject of Literary Fiction. When I was on a Creative Writing MA course a few years ago, I canvassed opinion from lecturers, guest speakers, authors and fellow students on what…

February 2018 blog There’s just one word that sums up January 2018 for me – flu!             I was completely and utterly kiboshed by the virus that bypassed the latest jabs and attacked so many people here in the UK. With a cold, most…

A Happy New Writing Year

A New Year and I’m already beset with worries about resolutions. Should I join the gym – again? Shall I buy that watch that will monitor my fitness? Do I really need a new laptop? How many words should I aim for each day?…

December blog

First a catch-up on various happenings during November. I didn’t manage to complete NaNoWriMo 😦 Once again, life got in the way and I wasn’t able to keep up to the 1,666 words a day. But, on the plus side, it did get me back…

Writers and the TV

What we can learn from television drama There’s been a wealth of good drama on television over the past few months and in one of my classes recently, we discussed what we’d enjoyed but, more importantly, why. We tried to discount the great acting,…