Category Archives: 2013

Florence for Writers … Ten Personal Recommendations

I have been mulling over what to write about my recent trip to Florence, so much, too much… and then I realised I couldn’t do better than write the kind of post I wanted to read before I went. It … Continue reading

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Writing Prompts and Blossoms

It’s spring … or near enough!   Every weekday on Twitter, I put up writing prompts. I follow these myself, and am delighted and amazed that other people find them useful too! And now because it’s the time to plant … Continue reading

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Caught – a 50 word photostory

    She should have left the phone ringing. But it was her mother, and now she’s at the hospital, while her ex-husband picks up her daughter, and before she knows it, the two of them are in a different … Continue reading

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Five Things I Learnt At The Story Conference

I was lucky enough to spend Friday thinking and listening to thoughts on The Story. Not, as I’d expected, listening to stories but hearing thirteen 20-minute presentations on how other people have used, see, tell their stories. There was almost … Continue reading

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I know it’s a pencil sharpener…

But, look … … closely because it’s shy and small … It’s a unicorn pencil sharpener! I want this on my desk right now to remind me to always add a little bit of magic (and childlike play) to my … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

If you have been visiting blogs recently you may have seen the meme, the Next Big Thing, floating about, and I’m happy to have been nominated by the poet, Anthony Wilson, to write mine. Anthony has written very movingly about … Continue reading

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