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It’s Easier to Give than to Receive – John Steinbeck QUOTES FOR WRITERS

“…Receiving if it be well done, requires a fine balance of self-knowledge and kindness…”

December 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

The Diary of a Reluctant Rebel – Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper is on strike

In all due humility, Mrs Finnegan prefers to read the diaries of others rather than write her OWN, but believes that her day to day struggles in The Regency Town … Continue reading

December 21, 2021 · 13 Comments

It rained when it should have snowed…Seamus Heaney QUOTES FOR WRITERS

It rained when it should have snowed. When we went to gather holly the ditches were swimming, we were wet to the knees, our hands were all jags and water … Continue reading

December 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Silent Monks Singing the Hallelujah Chorus – Happy Christmas Everyone

This will put a smile on your face if there isn’t one there already… Performed by a Public High School in America – wish I knew which school and where … Continue reading

December 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

A circular Christmas letter written in 1920

I’ve sent out my circular letters to friends and family across the world and received a few in returned. We exchanged news about new homes and old bones, about holidays … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Criminal ADVENTure – call for Christmasy short stories with a twist

I’ve just been contacted by a former City Lit student to tell me that she is now part of a group of aspiring crime writers who want to create a … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quotes about Christmas — presents

“It’s for the hamster that I’m gonna buy! This is so perfect!” (after opening a hamster wheel at Christmas) Gerard Way photo credit: Alice Harold via photopin cc

December 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Quotes about Christmas — Charles Dickens

‘I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · 2 Comments


December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Want to be published by Christmas?

First you have to submit a segment of a steamy romance, but you don’t have to stay awake at night worrying about  the plot. The people at Hot Key Books … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

The next Christmas bestseller

‘A Week in Winter‘  is a 464-page book of interlinked short stories about the people staying at an old hotel on the west coast of Ireland. As Maeve Binchy’s last … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment