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Guest Writer Spot

This week’s Guest Writer is the fabulous Geoff Le Pard. Geoff has written several books, including novels, a memoir and short story collections. He has another entertaining collection of short stories coming out at the end of the month – … Continue reading

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I Challenge You To…

I’m enjoying reading about all the things that make you happy (my challenge set last week) so I’d like to give more of you the opportunity to tell me your happy thoughts, whether it’s a place, person, work, hobby…anything that … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

If you’re writing something funny, don’t over-explain the humour. It’s very easy to feel as if you have to explain exactly why something is funny. You don’t. Keeping it brief and to the point will ensure the humour comes through. … Continue reading

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A Lighter Look At Life

While in a shop over the summer, I overheard a gentleman talking to one of the assistants. “Do you have a casserole?” he asked. The assistant looked a little puzzled for a moment before taking him over to the casserole … Continue reading

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I Challenge You To…

My challenge for you this week is happiness. What makes you happy? Chocolate? Wine? Going on holiday? Making someone smile? I’d love to know. Limericks, poems, stories and anecdotes gratefully received. I invited you to let rip last week and … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

The End… Are you struggling to bring your story to a close? Make sure you don’t over-explain your ending e.g. in a crime story, when you reveal who killed the victim, don’t feel as if you have to explain exactly … Continue reading

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A Lighter Look At Life

Unloved I’m not a creature who is loved the best, In fact, most say I’m an awful pest, It’s not my fault, I don’t mean to be, Nature made me as I am, you see, I love cats and dogs … Continue reading

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