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Am I Rambling?

January 19th, 2015

footpath-blogYou know how people say, ‘If you’re stuck for an idea and don’t know what to write, then go for a walk?’ Well, if you were really at a loss, you could always try writing about … the walk.

Does that sound daft? It did when I first put it down. But, apparently, it’s not. You see, I’ve just finished reading an article called The Great Outdoors by WB tutor Simon Whaley. It was in an old edition of E-Zee Writer from 2009, and it’s all about writing, then publishing, walking routes. Read the rest of this entry »




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Are You a Highlighter?

November 28th, 2014

pray-blog (2)First, thanks to Esther for last Friday’s post. We wish her well with sales of The Siege!

I was out Christmas shopping last weekend and made a donation to The Salvation Army. In return I was given  a copy of The War Cry. Glancing  through it when I got home I saw an article on e-readers and highlights that people make when they’re reading a novel. This got me thinking.

The short article was very cleverly targeted, starting off with a subject that might interest anyone, not just a religious person. It looked at how many times the opening passage from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice had been highlighted – to date 4491! And just in case anyone could have forgotten it: Read the rest of this entry »




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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

November 19th, 2014

newsprint-blogBack in the late 90’s I was working as an actor with a little theatre company in Brussels. We toured shows around Belgium and France, which sounds really exciting – and it was. But I’d been doing it for ten years and wasn’t exactly earning a fortune, so I was looking for a change.

Moving back to  the UK, I really fancied the writers’ life – staying home, on my own, lots of time to think, lots of coffee … sounded like heaven. But tinkering around with a story that eventually grew into an epic fantasy trilogy, I soon realized that, for me, novel writing wasn’t going to pay the bills. So I started the Writers Bureau Journalism Course. It seemed really interesting. Read the rest of this entry »




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The Places It takes You

November 12th, 2014

lawnmowers-blogA few years ago I wrote the most boring article ever: The History Of The Lawn from Roman times to the present day. But don’t fall asleep just yet, because, though the subject was as dull as ditchwater, putting the article together was a fascinating journey and, at one point, it got really exciting. Read the rest of this entry »




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Think of an Article

October 15th, 2014

question-blogWhat’s so great  about writing articles? Getting paid for them, right? Well … yes. But, let’s be honest, if finance was the sole incentive, most of us wouldn’t be writers at all, would we? I could probably make a better living as a plumber, though I wouldn’t be happy (and I’d still write in my spare time – it helps me think). Read the rest of this entry »




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