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40 reasons why I write – 40Reasons challenge

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis is my response to a challenge issued by Bryan Hutchinson on the Positive Writer blog, to list 40Reasons why I write. Listing it like this has been helpful in expressing my goals – the expected outcomes of writing. But… Continue Reading →

Friday fic – six worders – very short stories

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis week has been exhausting, in real life and in the news, which is increasingly hard to accept as real life. How has it come to this? Caged children. Nonetheless stories remain important and so here are a very few,… Continue Reading →

Sunday short-short stories

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat is the point of words? What is the point of blogs? What is the point of poetry? I can’t explain.  -I can explain, but only at length. Either way I won’t stop. I shared a fifty-word short-short story this… Continue Reading →

The 100 day book – 10 lessons from this amazing challenge

Reading Time: 9 minutesAt the end of August I completed the 100 Day Book program from The Write Practice. From the middle of May, I had committed to a daily word count, and a weekly share of my work, and giving weekly feedback on… Continue Reading →

Friday Fic- rockets and optimism

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe week has been full of headlines about space, Earth, rockets, guns and whether or not Britain can stay in Europe. Astronauts returned home after five months on the International Space Station. A crazy stunt by someone who should know… Continue Reading →

Friday fic – fifty word stories

Reading Time: 4 minutesTwo fifty word stories for you, on rather varied topics – vertigo, the end of the world, and regency romance. I’m reading my first ever Mills and Boon book (having run out of MC Beaton’s Regency stories) a Regency Romance,… Continue Reading →

Tired writing – tech and tips to beat writing fatigue

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis post is originally from summer 2017. I am tired. I’m halfway through a Book in 100 Days program from The Write Practice, writing 1000 fresh words every single day, plus editing a large chunk of those for readability in… Continue Reading →

Romance Novel Title Generator

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou only have to say ‘romance novel’ for people to begin telling you their very strong opinions about the genre. These may be positive or negative, but everybody seems to have a fixed idea of what a ‘romance novel’ might… Continue Reading →

7 Day Creative Writing challenge – Sharing your work, Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutesNow you’re ready. You’ve written something.  You’ve followed the steps to take before you press Publish. Your work is as ready as you can make it. You’re ready to share your work. You want to show what you’ve written to the… Continue Reading →

7 day creative writing challenge – sharing your work, part 1

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat to do with your writing when it’s done? You have written something. You’re pleased with it. You want to share it with everyone you know and everyone you don’t. But… wait. Take these steps before you paste it on… Continue Reading →

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