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And Meanwhile…

… now we’re beyond the wedding I can turn my attention to publishing my next book, a contemporary magical mystery romance called The Art Of Spirit Capture It’s all edited, read and re-read and will hit your bookshelves on 17th … Continue reading

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The Sweet Art Of Taking Criticism – Learning To Roll With The Punches

When I was in the second form (what is now year 8 in English schools), my English master, Mr Doubleday*, asked us to start writing a book. That was the gist of his challenge though how he set it up … Continue reading

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Me, Me, Me

We’re you intrigued to learn a little about me, I’ve been profiled over on the blogbattle website. Here’s the link if you can be bothered to click across. https://bbprompt.com/2021/04/24/lepard/ Go on, you know you want to.

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Story Chat #support

Do you write short fiction? Do you crave feedback and an understanding of how you are doing? Well, I do and I was lucky enough to come across Marsha Ingrao’s Story Chat. The premise is simple enough: write a story … Continue reading

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Musings From The Kitchen #prompt #shortfiction

Diana Peach at Myths Of The Mirror has prompted us to write about our muse. But what if… It had been a heck of a day. So many interruptions, but finally I’d settled down to write. That’s when the door … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Creative Writing Courses

As part of my launch of my latest book, a small volume of poetry called The Sincerest Form Of Poetry, I’ve been making myself a nuisance across various blogs. In one exchange I read a comment by Pam of Rough … Continue reading

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The Triangulation Of Superheroes #novemberwritingchallenge

This is written for D Wallace Peach’s November Writing Challenge ‘Hi, Bat, you okay to take a call?’ ‘Who is it, Alfred?’ ‘The Mayor of Gotham. Sounds a bit angsty.’ ‘He’s always angsty. Put him on.’ The Bat smoothed his … Continue reading

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Sun Block #dianaprompt #speclativefiction

‘Oh hello, Constable. To what… Petey, is that you? Come out from behind the policeman. What have you done this time?’ ‘Been a bit of a naughty boy, I’m afraid, Mrs O’Drool.” ‘Delightful.’ ‘It’s isn’t really, Mrs O’Drool. Not when … Continue reading

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The History Of Fairy Tales

Fairy tales often stem from real life. Jack and his bean stalk, for instance, has its roots in the battle between Prince Savipattugak and his brother, Giantanaparan.  ‘Gak’ raised an army to defeat Giantanaparan’s forces but the cost was borne … Continue reading

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Little Helpers #flash#writingprompt #shortfiction

‘I hate this time of year, you know.’ ‘I’m not listening, Elvis.’ ‘I don’t ask to get picked, Ernie, but I always am.’ ‘It’s a privilege, you know. Errol’s never had a turn.’ ‘He can take my place, any time.’ … Continue reading

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