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Giveaway! Follow my new blog

If you’d like a chance to win a copy of my popular writing guide Back to Creative Writing School follow my new blog HERE You might feel I’m a bit … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · 6 Comments

Kurt Vonnegut on making your soul grow: Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · 6 Comments

Why my new writing class is a drop-in

I’m confident that my new afternoon writing class will appeal to both those with experience looking for an opportunity to mix with others in a creative atmosphere and people who … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · 6 Comments

“…my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours…” George Gissing: Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

Search for a Bestseller – a £50,000 opportunity for a new novelist

Richard and Judy – that’s husband and wife Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan – are searching for a new bestselling writer. The competition is open to unpublished novelists resident in … Continue reading

April 16, 2016 · 8 Comments

The Night at the Palace – Let Your Imagination Run Riot #Repost

Originally posted on First Night Design:
FROM THE ARCHIVE 18th February 2013 Night. An abandoned palace. The middle of nowhere. Two ghostly figures. Now let your imagination run riot. Created…

April 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Writing bad blank verse and searching for someone wonderful…Anna Quindlen: Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

My new blog…AT A GENTLE PACE

I would love you to follow my new travel lifestyle blog AT A GENTLE PACE I’m not forsaking this one, but the new blog is a place for writing about … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 7 Comments

A writing competition about England’s future

The website England’s Future History is looking for short stories between 500 and 3000 words set in England at any point in the future. The organisers are clear what they … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 17 Comments

Come up with an orginal story idea in three easy steps – a creative writing exercise to start the week

I came up with this writing exercise when I was on holiday recently and overheard someone say that the first idea  isn’t always the best idea. The exercise worked for … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hemingway on what makes a writer – Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · 2 Comments