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Where’s my script?

Papers, papers everywhere. Draft 29 of a short story, 112th of a script – just kidding. It just feels like that when you are getting your work perfect for readers, which are currently competition judges. Checking and rechecking, rewritng, reading aloud, trying to judge your work objectively. Sometimes I have no idea if my fiction… Read More Where’s my script?

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A scribble of writers

What is the collcetive noun for a group of writers?  Online Quill Cafe lists about 100. Where they come from I don’t know but I delight in the appropriateness of  them. When read together, they tell the story of a writer’s life. I like a syntax of writers best but I love others like an… Read More A scribble of writers

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City Break

Back to my home city of Birmingham for a short break to reacquaint myself with places I used to visit and to discover new ones. I stayed at Woodbrooke Quaker Conference Centre, Selly Oak, a favourite place with its good food, lovely people – day-to-day running by volunteer Friends, and of course, peace and quiet.… Read More City Break

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What’s my title?

‘What are you currently working on?’ – a  regular question addressed to a writer. A writer must be prepared to answer the question, any time, any place. You must practise your ‘elevator pitch’ – starting with that snappy, eye-catching title which will look so good on the cover of your latest masterpeice as it stands… Read More What’s my title?