Author Archives: barrylillie

The Final Word

There’s a real sense of achievement when you’ve written the last sentence, nay, the final word of a novel. It’s a feeling that you think will diminish the more you write. When I wrote my novella, Willow and the Motorway … Continue reading

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Saying No Should Be Guilt Free

Today in my inbox was an enquiry from an editor asking if I’d be willing to submit an article for a new online publication. At first I rubbed my hands together with glee thinking this could be a new opportunity … Continue reading

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Widows and Workmen

Today I was looking through the drafts that I had put together for this blog and noticed the next one was due to be called, “Finding the Time to Write’. I then looked at the last post I had written … Continue reading

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Mum’s Chair

Originally posted on Misha Herwin:
My Reading Chair When Mum died and we had to empty her flat my brother sister and I had to move out all her stuff. We’d agreed among ourselves which pieces we each would have…

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20th July is the new 6×6!

Originally posted on 6×6 Writers Cafe:
We have the green light for a July 6×6! Covid restrictions will apply so we shall be updating you all on the whys and wherefores close to the date, but meanwhile keep the 20th…

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Crossing the Line

Today I received an email from an author – nothing unusual in that you may think, but this was from an author I have never met but have read. In June 2020 I read one of this author’s books and … Continue reading

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Where and What #bunchcourtney #writing @mishaherwin @BarryLillie1 @mca_debbie @CorrineLeith @bunchcourtney00 @KTScribbles @nic_writer

Originally posted on Jan Edwards:
Throughout the writing of my Bunch Courtney Investigations series, set in the imaginary  Sussex village of Wyncombe, I have always had a reasonably clear vision of what and where the various parts of my village…

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Juggling

Originally posted on Misha Herwin:
Picture from Mick Walters design for the cover of “Juggler of Shapes” Years ago I was featured in an article in “Writing Magazine” which took writers who were looking to be published and analysed the…

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Lemon Chutney #recipes #cooking #lemons @BarryLillie1 @Mishaherwin

Originally posted on Jan Edwards:
I have had this book for over forty years and it never ceases to surprise me with its weird and wonderful suggestions for various preserves and pickles. What do you do when you have two…

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Happy New Year and Hello to Thirty Years of Writing! @mishaherwin @writermels @BarryLillie1 @6TRcurtaincall @Jennyamphlett @KTScribbles @rachlawtonxx…

I have been tidying up my web page for the year to begin and just realised that 2021 a landmark year!  (Being terribly British this blowing of my own… Happy New Year and Hello to Thirty Years of Writing! @mishaherwin … Continue reading

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