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Creative Writing Exercise Number 4 from the Archive

This is a lucky dip romance…. Pick your numbers and you’ll have your two characters and what brings them together…but no scrolling! It’s much more fun if you do this … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Do you know which cities are the most “well-read” in Britain and America?

Earlier this year Amazon conducted their third annual survey to discover which city is the national reading champion. Oddly enough I once spent an afternoon in the American winner – … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

I’m not sure I can define romantic, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t it…

Romance originally meant a story about a dashing hero written in French. As those stories often revolved around unrequited love, adoration from afar and secret trysts (what a nice word) … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: ROMANCE

This is a lucky dip romance…. Pick your numbers and you’ll have your characters, what brings them together and what keeps them apart. All you have to do is write…but … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monday CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE because it’s a good way to start the week A SEPIA ROMANCE

  Ten lines of dialogue that begins with an argument and ends with a kiss…

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW creative writing magazine in print for the very first time

Order the first print edition of WHAT THE DICKENS magazine now. It has been available on line for six editions but  thanks to public support you can hold it in … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

New Mass Market publishing opportunity for your brilliant idea

I’ve just discovered that Harlequin are appealing for submissions for their new digital series. They want manuscripts of 10,000 words or more and it’s not all frothy romances – see … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Mass Market writing opportunity – especially if you want to release your own 50 Shades of Grey…

If you are interested in writing for women’s magazines WOMAGWRITER’S BLOG is a must read. It’s generous in its advice and up to date in the information it gives (as … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · Leave a comment