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Oh editing

Will I ever learn? Last week I sent off my short story (the dialogue one as mentioned previously) to a competition, then printed it off for my husband to read when he had the time. Yes, I was in a … Continue reading

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Working away…

This is one of those posts that writers use to make ourselves sound busy ūüėČ No, really, it’s a good idea, useful to remind ourselves of what can be achieved, and something to look back on when we’re feeling flat … Continue reading

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Back to it

It’s not a happy thing when you¬†organise a long weekend to¬†catch up on sleep and writing, but open your email on the Friday night to find your beloved short story has been rejected (yet again)! This was particularly hard as … Continue reading

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Ripping off the band-aid

Are you the sort of person who rips¬†off the band-aid straight away, or do you soak it in the shower before trying to peel it off, one excruciating millimetre at a time? I was thinking about this today, after deciding … Continue reading

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Green is not always good

Envy. Envy is on my mind. It’s an evil side effect of the creative spirit. Well, of anyone who wants to succeed at anything – business, art, parenting, marriage, money.¬†It’s that little twinge of ‘why not meeee?’ It’s such a … Continue reading

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Blitzed out

Well, it’s been a long day and a full one so it’s a very short post tonight. The winners of the Chapter 1 Blitz competition run by Freshly Squeezed Reads were announced this morning amid a virtual flurry of tweets! … Continue reading

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Don’t reject rejection

My writing once won a prize! It was given as part of our Non-Fiction class during my¬†Diploma in¬†Professional Writing and Editing¬†many years ago. Drum roll, please¬†– it was the least-glamorous and most-ironical of prizes – the one for most rejections … Continue reading

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