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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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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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APRIL –WHERE DID IT GO?

I cannot believe it is now the end of another month. This has been a stressful time and although I have been writing almost every day, it has mainly been to work on publishing my novel. I decided to publish this book myself even though I hadn’t sent it out to many agents/publishers – two […]

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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 and Christmas

It has been almost a month since NaNoWriMo and I must admit to not having done as much as I would like. I blame Christmas! All this shopping, baking, partying, Christmas films and decorating get in the way of my writing. I did, however take a couple of chapters with me when I went Christmas […]

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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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Preparing for NaNoWriMo

I did it. I signed up for NaNoWriMo again this year…….What a Nutter! So now all I have to do is the preparation. I still have the last third of my book from last year but I need a new project, so I have decided to write a sequel to my first novel Wandering on […]

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To NaNo or not to NaNo?

    Last year I was a NaNoWriMo winner as I completed over 50,000 words of my novel in 30 days. The experience not only gave me a push on my new book but I found a writing group, new friends and the opportunity to attend a writers’ seminar about getting my book published. As […]

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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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