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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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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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NaNoWriMo – How will you use the experience?

I did it!..again. I managed to slay the procrastination dragon to write 50,000 words in twenty-nine days, whoop, whoop! I was intending to blog my journey as I did last year but with looking after a poorly boyfriend for three of the weeks, a poorly dog back and forth to the vets and organising an […]

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A Fresh Start

I cannot believe I have my own office! We did have one  in our old house but I shared it with my boyfriend. This meant also sharing the space with his piles of photography magazines,  paperwork, bits’n’bobs, odds’n’sods and unshredded addresses. I cannot work in a mess so my first novel was written on my […]

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WRITING LESSONS – USING NUMBERS

This is from the University of Bristol website. You can brush up on your gramma oops I mean grammar and they have worksheets where  you can test yourself. I have found it really helpful so I thought I would share it. USING NUMBERS When using numbers in essays and reports, it is important to decide […]

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Essex Book Festival – Writers’ Day – Tips from the Top

I try to attend a writing event – apart from my writers circle – at least once a year. I always come home full of inspiration and cannot stop chatting about the people I have met for days! This year, I was lucky enough to book a place on the Essex Book Festival’s writers day […]

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