Tag Archives: writing

E is for Editing

Writers seems to be evenly divided about whether they like editing or not.  I am firmly in the ‘like it’ camp.  For me the hardest part of writing is getting that rough first draft completed. I find the editing process is very relaxing (usually), and a way to tweak my …

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Party Price

Hello everyone! I am delighted to say Special Deliveries: Life Changing Moments is now officially launched as an e-book (out in paperback November ’13). Singing vicars, baby whisperers, divas, deviants and more! Find out what really happens behind the closed doors of labour rooms, on inpatient wards, during outpatients clinics …

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Due March 31st 2013

Special Deliveries is a fictionalised compilation of the journeys of some of the people I have cared for and worked with.  This book shows what work is really like for modern midwives, and how privileged we are to be part of some of the most memorable moments of people’s lives. …

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Self publishing vs traditional

I started writing The Portal series because my youngest son read my short story about Max, Laura and their dad’s box of broken things and asked me what happened next. I had intended to answer his question by writing just one book (Realand) but am now almost finished writing book 2 …

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Summer, Sausages and Planets

This Friday instead of doing a WeLL What’s Your Story school event I spent a much needed day transcribing some of the handwritten stories into the manuscript that I will submit to the publishers to be copy edited and printed as the WeLL What’s Your Story anthology.  I have stories …

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My Dream of You – front and back cover

Here is a sneak peek of the front and back cover of My Dream of You.  I am getting very excited about the online launch party on June 5th and hope to see you all here.  There will be champagne, afternoon tea, limited edition print copies of My Dream of …

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World Book Day Event

As I mentioned in a previous post a large amount of my time as writer in residence for Portsmouth libraries is going to be spent doing outreach work in schools. My first event of this kind will be an all day one at Westover Primary School to celebrate World Book …

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Why WeLL?

Most of you are likely to remember my excitement when I announced that I had been appointed as the 2012 Writer in Residence for Portsmouth Libraries.  As an author who has had to overcome multiple disabilities in order to be able to write, I am wholeheartedly aware of what a …

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Small Stones – Week one

Jan 1st – The washing machine churns in syncopation to the murmur of conversation and soft music messily weaves all the sounds together. Jan 2nd – The cold air crashes into the warmth at the junction of the open door. Jan 3rd – The wind makes a mockery of anything …

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