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Thank you for helping to make a positive change

A writer is nothing without readers and input from my readers helps me with fiction, nonfiction and academic writing. This time my huge thank you is going out to all of you who contributed your thoughts about obesity to me on here, via email, twitter and Facebook. I had plans …

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Imago Dragonflies

As you know I signed up to a writing challenge several weeks ago. My posted story for the first challenge is here. The second challenge came with the instructions below: Write a blog post in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, whether flash …

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A mirror never lies

Rachael has posted her first challenge asking us to write a short story in 200 words or less beginning with –The door swung open – if you like my story then please follow this link back to Rachael’s blog and click on ‘like’ button under my face (number 67) to …

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Connecting blogging with writing

Rachel Harrie is launching her third writers’ platform building campaign which you can find out more about by following this link. I am a bit concerned that I wont be able to participate as much as everyone else due to working full time and having to squeeze in writing when …

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Serenity by the sea

Yesterday I went to a writers’ retreat for the first time. I usually have to miss out on retreats because they are too far away from home and I need to be able to get home in the evening to avoid a meltdown from sensory overload. One of the joys …

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Why readers’ opinions matter

A couple of years ago I accidentally self published my memoir of growing up with undiagnosed autism. Yes, accidentally. It could only happen to me! If you want to know more about this fiasco then there is an full length article about it in the November 2010 issue of Writers’ …

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The storm before the calm

Craziness (more than usual) has ensued here. We leave at 5.40am tomorrow (I doubt N2S will get up to see us off) on our Xbox Family Ambassador trip to Gamescom in Cologne. N3S is very excited and has many many manymanymanymanyMANY questions about everything to do with the holiday.This will …

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Sometimes these things happen…

A while ago I finished the first draft of novel number two which had a working title of Love and Other Lies. I sent it to a beta reader, I sent it to my agent and I mentally shoved it in a drawer for a while. My beta reader loved …

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