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Would-be Writer’s Blog – Part 5
Never Ever Think Too Much

The other day my dear old Dad asked me why it is that I and my late grandfather could weave fiction where he struggles so. I told him not to think too much. I told him that thinking up stories and imagining adventures isn’t very sensible, by definition, and that if you place too much of your energies in being logical and sensible the words will not come. Sometimes you just have to sit in front of a blank page and see what comes out....

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Would-be Writer’s Blog – Part 4
Distractions

On friday I went out for dinner with my other half. It wasn’t a plan. I’d planned something healthy but he came home and fancied Chinese food, we then discussed a take-away but while sitting pawing over the menu, beer in hand, plans changed again and we begged for a table. After dinner we came home and drank more beer thus the evening passed by without any writing being done. On Saturday I had a hair appointment, I needed to...

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The End of the World

My husband has been thinking about this for years.  Almost since we were married he’s had a fantasy that the world will end and we will be left alone to find our way in the world without worrying about money or jobs, just growing vegetables, snaring rabbits and fishing.  Although he refers frequently to the zombie apocalypse there never seems to be any zombies in our rural idyll, just simple labour and simple pleasures. Do I believe...

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On not hating ’50 Shades of Grey’

As a best selling novel, ’50 Shades of Grey’ has done very well to make itself hated.  I do sometimes wonder however if I am the only person in the world to have actually read it.  Or indeed of I have something strangely wrong with me that prevents me from being overwhelmed by the sex and seeing the emotions in face of insurmountable odds. I’m not going to say that ‘5o Shades of Grey’ is a great work of...

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Breaking News

The Almond Press received 178 short stories for the competition I entered.  They have been sent to the judges and results will be announced in January. So only 177 people to hope can’t write as well as me…errrrr..wish me luck??

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