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Book Review: The Orphan Thief by Glynis Peters

I first met the lovely Glynis Peters at a writer event a few years ago. We hit it off straight away and became good friends. It’s been an absolute delight to watch Glynis’ writing take off in a very big … Continue reading

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Another Interview

One of my former Writers Bureau students, Alan Dale, asked if he could interview me for his new blog. I was delighted to be asked and to support Alan as he starts on his blogging journey. Here’s a short extract … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post – Featuring Martin Strike

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend everyone. As it’s Friday, it’s time for my guest post. If you’d like to feature as a guest on my blog, please get in touch. I’m looking for stories and non-fiction pieces of up … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Toy Makers By Robert Dinsdale

The quote from The Observer on the front caught my eye as I was traipsing round Waterstones searching for a new book: ‘Engaging and enchanting…a fairytale for adults, with all the wonder – and terror – that that entails…‘ Intrigued? … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Like a good secret? Well, why not enter The Writers’ Cafe Magazine’s short story and poetry competition? If you’re interested, send your stories (up to 1000 words) and poetry (up to 5 poems per submission) on the theme, “Secrets”, with … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Ritu Bhathal @RituBhathal

It was my absolute pleasure to interview the inspirational and delightful Ritu, who is already known to many of you. Whether she is or not, I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading more about her, her books, writing and all sorts of … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Lots of writers aspire to write fiction for DC Thomson & Co’s The People’s Friend magazine. But did you know DC Thomson & Co also publish The Weekly News, a newpaper that features short stories in each issue? As you’ll … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Claire Huston @ClaraVal

It’s a pleasure to introduce you to Claire Huston. I met Claire at an author meet-up a little while ago and was very interested to hear about her forthcoming book. Q. Your first book, Art and Soul, is due out … Continue reading

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Exciting News!

Have any of you been to Swanwick Writers’ Summer School? No? Perhaps you’ve heard about it. If not, it’s known to ‘writers the world over‘ and ‘is legendary for the warmth of its welcome. ​If you love writing then Swanwick offers … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hood Academy @ShelleyWilson72

I met the wonderful Shelley Wilson at The Bloggers Bash in London some years ago. She’s a writing mentor as well as the author of several self-help books and YA fiction. I recently read her YA novel, Hood Academy, described … Continue reading

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