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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story The flickering, impossibly bright Christmas lights hung chaotically on the small, artificial tree perched on the table in the corner. Anthea acknowledged its ineffable cheerfulness as she took her first cup of tea to the love seat … Continue reading

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That Watershed Moment

That Watershed Moment We all have them in our lives, the moment when something changes. The moment when the catalyst appears and is activated. The moment when everything shifts. Sometimes we are aware, at the time, that this is a … Continue reading

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My Funny Valentine

My funny Valentine I wonder if it has always been the case that love is the focus of most fiction. Creative, twisting plots, thrillers, tragedies, romance . . . all seem to be focus on the concept of love. Getting … Continue reading

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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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The Elusive Story . . .or the One that [almost] Got Away

Back to work with a vengeance after more than two weeks off, I find myself inundated by the mundane, and at the same time, creatively inspired in new ways, a frustrating paradox of responsibility and the wish for freedom. During … Continue reading

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Present Tense, Past Perfect

Life is full of ups and downs – some days I have energy and ideas running out of me, others I have nothing but this sense of being drained and two-dimensional. At times, the pressure to manage daily life is … 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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