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Threads – spinning the web of time

Almost exactly a year ago I went into a shop called Quilters Corner, opposite the library in Evesham, Worcestershire. It was a wet Saturday in March 2018. I was attracted by a beautiful quilt hanging in the window. It was log cabin pattern, using a variety of dark green, rust and cream fabrics. As a […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day – Story Prompts

It’s a good day to begin a story – try one of the following: Karen didn’t know who had left her the red rose. The evening didn’t go as expected. Sophie’s luck changed when she got on the wrong bus. Ben got the Valentine cards mixed up. Arabella came up with the idea of creating […]

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My Year of Living Dangerously Continues!

I am currently feeling the most excited that I’ve felt since my first novel was published in 2011. The reason is that I’ve focused on what I really want from my writing – and I’m going for it with all my heart and soul. I realised I didn’t want what everyone else seems to be […]

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Synaesthesia: tasting words in a rainbow of sound

I am very fortunate to have lexical-gustatory synaesthesia. (I taste words). I have written a very short book about it – another ‘Year of Living Dangerously’ project. I created this because I wanted to – not to fit a particular market. I hope readers find it informative and easy to read. To celebrate Halloween the […]

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Writing Success: poetry, flash fiction & short story exercises

I have just published edition two of this book – which has been one of my best-sellers. (Interestingly, it was something another writer advised me not to do because she didn’t think it would sell!) I have now revised the cover and have planned a series of ‘Writing Success’ books aimed at helping other writers. […]

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