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Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — script writing

Safari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

What IS on a school reading list…..? I found Pratchett and Adams and that the old reading lists have been ditched

Following on from yesterday’s post about what I would choose to go on a school reading list, I did a little internet research to find out what is actually on … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

What book would you put on a school reading list?

E.A.M Harris blogs about reading and writing and her latest post has set me thinking. She is in the middle of a 30 day book challenge that forces participants to … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 10 Comments

Mums and magic, Dogs and super hero Dads feature in national writing competition for children

This is the third year of BBC Radio Two’s writing competition for children aged 13 and under. It’s called 500 Words and over 90,000 entries were received. 90,000! Lexicographers at … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Writing from Nature – a six week course in the Sussex countryside

photo credit: ecstaticist via photopin cc Come and join me on a six week nature writing course that I am running in Foredown Tower, a unique location on the edge … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: getting in the mood to write FLASH FICTION

None of these exercise ideas might actually produce a flash fiction story you would want to call your own, but I hope they get you into the mood for writing … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 8 Comments

QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes) O. HENRY

“I wanted to paint a picture some day that people would stand before and forget that it was made of paint. I wanted it to creep into them like a … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Did you know we eat out a lot in BRIGHTON…

Brighton has the most restaurants in the country with one for every 250 people. Source @eatbrighton.

May 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers News from the Book Industry

Safari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Creative writing in the classroom – visit my guest post

I’m not here right now. For one day only I am on Michelle Proulx’s blog.  You can read me HERE on the most intimidating blank page anyone will ever experience…and … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Very British Blog Post (actually a Very Brighton Blog Post with a London Irish flavour)

Vikki Thompson over at The View Outside has invited readers to take part in this blog hop. You can read her post HERE which gives a very different take on … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

DID you know that the shortlist for the Nobel Prize for Literature 2013 is…

….well, I can’t reveal the names because they won’t be released for another 50 years but the list has apparently been whittled down to five from the 195 submitted for … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week — WHAT IF….

Journalists ask who, what, why, where and when. Fiction writers  ask WHAT IF. This is a good WHAT IF for a Monday and it  could turn into almost anything: a … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) MAEVE BINCHY

In my stories, the ugly ducklings don’t grow up to be beautiful swans, they grow up to be confident ducks! Find out more about MAEVE BINCHY here Related articles Life … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 2 Comments