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Unsnarkism: How To Be Happy In 5 Easy Steps

Sometimes, I have quite enough of cynicism, snark, or whatever they want to call it – particularly on the internet and on tv. So I step away. A short while ago, the writer, Rebecca Bradley, wrote this post. Well, joy … Continue reading

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Sharing: Kodak Moments by @AlarnaRoseGray

When I noticed the new blogpost email for blogpal and Australian Twitter friend, Alarna Rose Gray, I did the usual thing: I read it immediately.  Alarna, who is the author of the charming Pepi rhyming books for children, is one of those writers … Continue reading

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Learning Curves

Reading, Writing And Breaking Free of Genre It Started With A Book: The Villages by Dave Hutchinson Reading So, Dave’s kicked off a Big Thing for me, here. No, not chained me up! This is a metaphorical picture. Originally, I … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle: Stage Seven

It’s Over, Mr. Fabulous Day 50: You’ll have to excuse me for a moment while I have a quick weep. It’s probably for the best but I saw Mr. Fabulous, my handsome Hungarian Orthopaedic Surgeon, for the last time yesterday. This, … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle: Stage Six

The Darco Nightmare, Jimmy Choo Fantasy And The Ethel Reality Day 40: What with scabs and dry skin falling off (and big toenail refusing to grow much at all) and Bio Oil rubbings and foot-elevation (yep, still), this bunion op … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle – Stage Three

Staying In And Stitches Out: Written on Day 11: The previous post was written at 5 days and I’m adding this at 11 days post-op. I’ve found my routine. As mentioned, the first two days of getting up and living downstairs – … Continue reading

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Art and I: An Open Relationship

Art and I didn’t always get on. I didn’t know much about it. My parents were folk who thought art was the one print of ‘The Haywain‘ on the dining-room wall, or the lairy ’70s green, geometrically-patterned wallpaper in the … Continue reading

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Fifty Tangents

I find this whole Fifty Shades of Grey thing very funny. It apparently began life as a Twilight fanfic piece. I’m not a particularly jealous author. Well, no more than any other. (I’m writing something quite different and, I hope, … Continue reading

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The Big Question: What If I Could Only Ever Write One Book?

I am now happily mid-WIP, first draft. This novel’s been through the foundation and scaffolding stage of creating an outline. Characters have been sketched and expanded upon, settings painted, much research done and, at last, I’m getting to grips with … Continue reading

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It’d Be Rude Not To Mention It – Researching And Planning A New Book

For someone who hates committing to anything more than a cream tea – even that’s out of the question on this poxy diet – and, having made the colossal commitment (mistake?) of saying I would join in with both #JuNoWriMo … Continue reading

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