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Six things you should know about starting a blog – anyone know any more?

I am often asked if it is easy to set up a blog, so, in keeping with the blogging theme of this week, I thought I’d share my thoughts here. Basically, I am no geek but I managed to set … Continue reading

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Let me tell you about the creative writing gene … and F.C. Malby

A big thanks to the wonderful writer F.C.Malby for inviting me to be a guest writer on her blog to  write about why I set up the online creative writing school www.writingclasses.co.uk in the post  “Let me tell you about the … Continue reading

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Calling all readers and writers – and bloggers! What makes a blog mega popular?

I was recently asked what makes a really good blog and wasn’t sure what to answer. So, I did  a little “blogging” research and discovered  that while the stats for my little blog here suggest it is quite popular (thanks … Continue reading

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Calling all writers: do you dare to be different?

Please welcome this week’s guest blogger, Ruth  Hunt. Ruth lives in West Lancashire and is a writer and artist. She is also a Trustee and Non-Executive Director of a mental health charity. After completing the novel writing course at www.writingclasses.co.uk, … Continue reading

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two pieces of very exciting news …

Piece of exciting news number one: after just being interviewed by The Puffin Review, I’m very chuffed to see both Food of Ghosts and The Blue Suitcase  now reviewed there. “Two invigorating books and good reads which leave you keen to see … Continue reading

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Writers wanted for the The Puffin Review!

The Puffin Review is an exciting new review, which exists to do three things: give a voice to new writers and journalists, review exciting new books and interview authors. Regards writers: The Puffin Review wants to help writers take those first … Continue reading

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have you outlived your enthusiasm?

‘None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.’  Henry David Thoreau The lovely people at the wonderful itsnever2late2.com site invited me to to talk about the new direction I took later in my life when I started writing, something … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day, 2013

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day, 2013.     Yes, we can

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Talking to The German Speaking Congregation of Edinburgh :)

I had a delightful evening yesterday discussing The Blue Suitcase to the lovely German Speaking Congregation of Edinburgh. What  I found most striking was how many people in the audience had similar stories to tell of being displaced – and not … Continue reading

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Who is your favourite Queen of Crime? And Kendra Rose, my first guest blogger! Yeh hey!

Please welcome my first guest blogger, Kendra Rose. Kendra lives in London with her husband and two cats. She has been writing on and off since she was a child and taken several creative writing courses, many of them at Writingclasses.co.uk. … Continue reading

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