My Writing Journey Category

Short Stories and Drinks

A story I had published in CafeLit recently was voted into the yearly anthology, The Best of CafeLit7, and is now available. Each story is assigned a drink; my story, Bone Collectors, should be read with an espresso and a shot of (Black) Sambuca. CafeLit like to publish stories that are thought-provoking and maybe a […]

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CANTEEN CALORIES

  Lunchtime in the canteen has never been my favourite time of day, mainly because I’m overweight and hate anyone watching me eat. What makes it worse is Carla Bridport: we were at the same school growing up but she grew UP and I grew OUT. We work for the same company and meet for […]

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Write Funny – Black Comedy

Dark Humour – A Joining of Comedy and Tragedy Black humour is finding the funny in the macabre or tragic. What’s funny about death and tragedy I hear you ask – a lot actually. When I look at the short stories I’ve written it’s a little disturbing to discover how many of them involve dark, […]

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Write ‘Funny’.

Let’s face it, we all love a giggle but can you make people laugh? Some people seem to be better at it than others, which poses the question CAN YOU LEARN TO WRITE HUMOUR?

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2016 – Be Bold

I must admit to being a little lapse on my blog since I published my book Wandering on the Treadmill.myhttp://amzn.to/1K1nwAa /https://www.createspace.com/5448532  Marketing is not a strong suit of mine but I am learning all the time. More time is what is probably needed! Sales are going well and I have had some great feedback. My […]

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SEPTEMBER – THE BOOK REVIEWS

September has seen the first reviews and comments on my book Wandering on the Treadmill http://amzn.to/1NQOuBG                     I am pleased to say that the responses have been really encouraging. I have also had some messages from family and friends who sounded genuinely surprised by the fact they […]

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FINALLY AVAILABLE – Wandering on the Treadmill

After much reading, editing and gnashing of teeth, I have let Wanda out into the world to be judged. Ooh I feel slightly sick 😦 It has taken a while but Wanda Mikos and her gym antics have finally arrived in paperback form. All books are first print so they are really good quality – […]

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POST CRITIQUE – A Better Ending

I have finally finished the re-write of my first novel – Wandering on the Treadmill . Spending money to have it professionally critiqued was worth every penny. I began writing my first book about five years ago on a net book on my dressing table. My critique informed me of all the things I did […]

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March- Progress check

This month has been slightly stressful – two dogs on 24hr watch can sap a lot of writing time and a serious amount of energy! Excuses aside, I am a couple of weeks behind my schedule this month but I have engaged in some lateral thinking and managed to write whenever and wherever I can. […]

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How successful was February?

Another month has passed in a blur of editing, submitting material and learning about earning from writing through broker websites. At the moment it is an uphill climb but I will push on regardless. So let’s take a look at what I did this month to get me nearer to my goal of £3,000. 1. […]

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