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The scent of cinnamon and strawberries

Congratulations to Dave Bartlett who submitted the winning caption this week: “When I said ‘Have a drink on me,’ this wasn’t quite what I had in mind”. Dave, your prize is a collection of award winning short stories titled The Scent of Cinnamon by Charles Lambert. Please email me your …

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TV and noisy novel number three

On Tuesday 19th April I will be interviewed during a live book show by Sally Tickner from Portsmouth TV. The show airs at 5pm and lasts for 30 minutes. For those of you who would like to watch me talking about writing and autism but can’t do it at that …

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Happy dancing

On Friday evening I received an email informing me that I have been granted full membership with the Romantic Novelists’ Association! A lot of happy dancing immediately commenced. The RNA’s inclusion criteria is quite strict, and although I have longed to be a member for quite some time, I didn’t …

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Cakey Friday

The guest judge this week is Mike Jarmin from Botham’s of Whitby and he is giving away some exquisitely delicious Ginger Brack as his prize. I’ll hand over to Mike now so he can explain which captions he chose and why: Debbie Russell‘s caption says: “Mick was really cheesed off. …

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My writing soundtrack

I have to confess that I am somewhat addicted to music. I like to listen to it anytime of the day and I like it loud because then I can feel it too. So, I suppose it only makes sense that I need to have music playing when I write. …

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Small stones – second post

03/01/11 – I am amazed by the huge void the absence of such a small bundle of fur and purrs has left in our lives. Her ‘meeping’ and effortless skill at being a pest are our current favourite topics. 04/01/11 – My other cat (only cat now) lies purring on …

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Call yourself a writer?

I got tagged for this very timely meme by The Dotterel. 1. Which words do you use too much in your writing? I don’t think word repetition is as much of a problem as my overuse of exclamation marks! 2. Which words do you consider overused in stuff you read? …

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