Category Archives: Writing

The Story You Always Wanted to Write – A workshop

In a few short weeks I will be offering a workshop at LFest, which takes place at Uttoxeter racecourse on 18th to 21 July. My workshop was born out of my own desire. I always knew, you see, that there … Continue reading

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One Month to Go . . . . . !

Well, today marks one month exactly until Inshallah, my first published novel is released. Today the publishers told me they are pushing the button to start the print run – making my longest held dream a reality. I can’t wait … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Last weekend a lovely mild day saw myself and partner, with the two dogs, taking a walk in a beautiful little valley up in the mountains beyond my home. As I followed the path up into the valley, meandering along … Continue reading

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An experimental in mindfulness – avoiding social networking.

Almost two weeks ago I made the decision to stay off Twitter and Facebook for a period of time. This was prompted by the need to get some ‘head space’ and to reassess various elements of my life, including how … Continue reading

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Blocked

Writing exercise: I’ve been a bit blocked the last day or so, after seeing the magnificent first draft of the book printed out, all 300 glorious pages. At last the book looks real, solid, and almost like it could get … Continue reading

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Editing

Editing is a bit of a nightmare, isn’t it? I’ve gone over the electronic manuscript again and again, and it’s driving me crazy. It’s not just the formatting, or the minor typos, or even the issues with remembering who’s who … Continue reading

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Writing is (not) Easy

Some people seem to think that writing is easy. You just sit in a corner and write, and the story pours out onto the page, perfect in form and structure, seductive in language. Being a writer is an easy way … Continue reading

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