Archive of ‘Writing’ category

Writing Retreat - Somerset

My Writing Retreat Experience

What’s that? A writing retreat?  Who needs one of them when you have a desk at home and children at school? That could have been me a few years ago. Not in a sneery way, I hasten to add. Just in a slightly incredulous way that you’d have to pay to go away in order to […] Read more…

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Feasting on Fiction Author Interview With Cathy Bramley: Appleby Farm…And Cottage Pie

I am rather pleased, nay, delighted, to welcome Cathy Bramley to my blog today. I have followed Cathy’s inspiring career since she self-published (and subsequently re-released) Conditional Love, then found a publishing home with Transworld and released Ivy Lane as a four part ebook serial. Ivy Lane was released in its entirety in paperback yesterday. Not only that, but […] Read more…

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New blogging beginnings.

Years ago, when I first started interviews to get my foot on that corporate ladder, I bought myself a new suit. It was light grey, comprising of a long skirt with a little slit up the side, not a tarty slit, just one that helped me walk, and a jacket that nipped in at the waist. […] Read more…

Burnt Chocolate. Draft Two. Day 1.

The time has come. To stop the research, to stop the planning, to stop the post-its. It is now time to flex my fingers, turn my head from left to right to crick my neck, to make myself a fresh coffee. And start writing. Draft two of Burnt Chocolate. It was just ten days ago when I arrived home […] Read more…