A-Z of fictional characters: I is for Incy

I couldn’t think of an ‘I’, so I opted for Incy Wincy Spider.

She (or he, depending on your point of view) is, after all, the classic hero(ine). Continue reading

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The story that could!

A year ago this story was rejected by a different magazine. Since then it has been rejected by others too.

My Weekly rejected it initially as well, BUT, the editor told me that although she liked it, it was the wrong length. However, she’d be happy to reconsider if I cut it. So I did, and here we are 🙂 🙂 🙂 Continue reading

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#IWSG June: Failure IS an option…

…but it’s up to you what you do with it.

The first Wednesday of the month is IWSG posting day.

(That was yesterday.)

As you’ll notice, I failed to post yesterday. I needed to reboot and catch up with some zzz’s. I feel much better for that today.

I didn’t have anything in mind to talk about until I saw this morning’s news:

Yesterday, Sweden opened a Museum of Failure, highlighting some epic fails and how those attempts led to further innovation. Continue reading

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I’ve been awarded a blog nomination

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yada, yada, yada. I know, these are sort of the blog equivalent of chain letters and I don’t like the pass-it-on aspects, but I also can’t resist the opportunity to witter on about myself either. Continue reading

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A-Z of fictional characters: H is for Harriet

Harriet Stone by Angela Wooldridge.

Don’t panic – you didn’t miss anything!

Harriet is currently gathering dust on my shelf. I hope to return to her one of these days but I needed to go off and write about other things and different people.
Harriet’s is my first novel and I recognised that there’s a lot of ‘first novel’ all over the manuscript. I need some distance before I go back and make some fundamental changes. But there’s a lot of history to Harriet and she wouldn’t be happy if I left her on the shelf forever. Writing about her here gives her a bit of exposure and reminds me of all the things I love about her. Continue reading

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#IWSG I can’t believe it’s May already!!?

Yes, it’s the first Wednesday in May, and that means it’s IWSG day.

The co-hosts for the May posting of the IWSG are; Nancy Gideon, Tamara Narayan, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Michelle Wallace, and Feather Stone!. Do stop by and visit their blogs to say hi.

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The IWSG was founded by Alex J Cavanaugh, where writers can blog about their hopes, dreams and fears. If you want to join this merry band of writers Click here to add your name to the list.

I didn’t have a hope of posting in April, I was just about treading water through the Easter holidays. (Riding the wave, but pleease don’t ask me to think about anything!)

Then I got back from a girl’s weekend in Bucharest at 1am this morning, so please ignore the matchsticks propping up my eyelids, while I tell you about the weird places that research can take you. Continue reading

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Storytime blog hop: April 2017

I’m storytime blog-hopping again. Joining up with other writers of spec-fic around the world to give you a smorgasbord of coffee break tales.

Here’s my offering, and don’t forget to follow the links below for more stories!

Never kid a kidder. Continue reading

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