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Advice to writers? John Keats on dealing with distractions

There are very few writers who do not, on occasion, have an attack of ‘the vapours’ – defined by the Oxford Dictionary as ‘ a sudden feeling of faintness, nervousness or a state of depression’. It is a  general feeling … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: The second half – retire hurt, change tactics or keep the faith?

This is my second blog post about my November NaNoWriMo experience Half way through November. Fifteen days gone and I am still plugging away at my NaNoWriMo novel. I am afraid I am behind schedule, and will have to write … Continue reading

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Bejeweled Blitz, Solitaire, Farmville…..The social network guide to procrastination

This is something of an impulse post. I have had an epiphany. By the side of my bed is a book I am thoroughly enjoying (The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester). On the Freeview box is a recording of … Continue reading

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Crumbs in the cutlery drawer, or what’s so funny about cleaning the kitchen?

Right – my sister says my blog posts are rather melancholy and nostalgic, so instead of the piece on retro sweets I had in mind to write, I thought I would try to show a more humorous and  less wistful … Continue reading

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‘Lavender Larceny’ or tell me, is my writing a crime?

Friends are good at giving advice. I have a very dear, but very skinny, sports mad friend who suggests I get fit but then never seems to feel well. I have a friend who is quite well covered, says that … Continue reading

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Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband dearly…

One of my friends says that I often use the phrase ‘I love my husband dearly but…’ and she knows there will then be some sort of mildly incredulous comment on his behaviour that I don’t want anyone to misconstrue … Continue reading

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Right – off to water the garden…

As an anxiety ridden soon-to-be-freelance-again-thank-goodness writer and researcher (yes basically I find out stuff and write about it), addicted to chocolate, gin, detective stories and John Keats I am  definately keen to find a world of my own to live … Continue reading

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