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A Total Flop and Writers Groups!

March 27th, 2013

I’ve had no more additions for the story I’ve been trying to get going on the blog. So, I think we can call that a flop. Thank you to the two people who tried to get it going, but I think we’ll just leave it there. Read the rest of this entry »




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Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators

March 22nd, 2013

As the author of Hobbledown, an adventure zoological park in Surrey, I have spent the past year deep in the world of Hobblers, creating magical Potonesia, comprising a battle with Skibblers and learning all about animals! Read the rest of this entry »




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Here’ s What We’ve Got so Far…

March 20th, 2013

This is the third week for our mid week murder mystery story and here’s what we’ve got so far. Have a read and see if you can add some creative writing to it.

Pete shivered as he entered the lobby. Dilapidated curtains hung from the cobweb stricken windows and a strange feeling began to spread through his body. An unexpectedly bright ‘ding’ rang out as the rusty bell sprang into life. Pete’s ears hurt. Since that day, the sound of a bell would never be the same. A door draped in shadows creaked open, and through the dust-laden shaft of sunlight stepped a male figure. Read the rest of this entry »




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World Book Night 2013

March 15th, 2013

First, my thanks to Sally Jenkins for last week’s blog.  It contained some really useful advice as people definitely do judge a book by its cover – whether it’s an e-book or the printed version. This was brought home to me when I was looking at the World Book Night website.  There are pictures of all 20 titles that have been selected and it was interesting to compare them.  If you’re in the process of trying to put together a cover for your book, go and have a look as it might prompt some ideas. Read the rest of this entry »




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Mid-Week Murder Mystery – Part 2!

March 13th, 2013

A big ‘thank you’ to John Walton for his submission towards the Mid-Week Murder Mystery story. It’s a great start and deserves a follow-on from someone. Well done John!

“A door draped in shadows creaked open, and through the dust – laden shaft of sunlight stepped a male figure. Pete was sure he had seen this person somewhere before. Without words being spoken the person indicated with his right hand for Pete to come closer, not feeling altogether safe he ventured forward ‘til he was a few paces from the stranger, all the while looking into the face feeling some sort of recognition, Pete’s memory seemed to come alive as he remembered the stranger was the actor Sidney Tafler from the 60s he said to Pete “come walk awhile with me” as they walked through the creaking door the bell in the belfrey gave out a deep ding dong where upon Pete found himself alone once more in the shaft of sunlight.”

Ooo… what’s going on? You tell me.




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