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Wot I done learnt in my 1st year of Blogging

I have just realised that I have been blogging for just over a year now. I know, I know – I’m a bit slow on the uptake sometimes! But shout out “Who’s for a second slice of lemon drizzle?” and I’m like greased lightning, I am! 😀 I have read so many great blog posts… Continue reading Wot I done learnt in my 1st year of Blogging

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Home Alone and Lovin’ It

Yesterday my husband went off on a sailing trip to Croatia. He’ll be gone for a week. A blessed, chillaxing, no heavy cooking, no sock-hunting week! As I waved him off in the early hours, I felt almost as if a dead weight had been lifted from my chronically aching shoulders.   I felt lighter.… Continue reading Home Alone and Lovin’ It

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The A to Z of fontlife – part 2

You may recall that last week I posted a little article on lesser known type fonts that have caught my eye. You can see it’s a slow news day today! (Bank Holiday actually) 😀 Here is part 2. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for reading! .

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OU Writing Course – progress report!

Hello fellow blogpeeps and writerpeeps! As promised, by myself to myself, (not sure that anyone else is listening!) here is my progress report. It covers weeks 3 and 4, as I didn’t bother posting about it last week. I wasn’t at all sure that it’s really that interesting to people out there in Internet Land,… Continue reading OU Writing Course – progress report!

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Writing and Body Language

Originally posted on Jens Thoughts:
I find one of the most talked about topics in writing is “show don’t tell”. It doesn’t seem to matter how much I try not to I still do, and I also find myself repeating words or not describing actions well. I stumbled on this list of body language for us…

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The A to Z of fontlife

I was supposed to be writing a weekly blogpost about my fiction writing course. But if this is you, (above) you’re probably as bored with my posts as you look. And I don’t want to disturb your nap. So I’ll just post a little side-thingy I was working on today. Just for fun! The ‘which… Continue reading The A to Z of fontlife

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The Hedgehog goes to School – Part 2

Week 2 of OU Fiction Writing Course. Was feeling a bit nervous, as I’d agreed to buddy up with another of the students on the course. First I had to install Skype again, because I deleted it ages ago. It kept popping up every time I turned on my laptop, and whatever I did, it… Continue reading The Hedgehog goes to School – Part 2

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The Hedgehog goes to School

Today I began an online fiction writing course run by the Open University. It’s only an eight week course, and it was free. Yes, FREE! So of course, I signed up for it! Even though I have already started writing two different novels, I don’t have any journalistic training at all. And I think it… Continue reading The Hedgehog goes to School

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My New Venture

The Magic Book Hi all, As well as working on my current WIP, a comedy romance, for some reason that only the Gods of Fiction know of; I have started to write a children’s book as well! I don’t usually show my work in public, but I have had some comments from my youngest daughter… Continue reading My New Venture