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A Gathering of Gargoyles

Many book series begin to run out of steam eventually, but the Letty Parker saga goes from strength to strength. From page one the reader is inside the plot – no meandering passages of descriptive and past prose to take … Continue reading

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The Hanging Tree (Review)

I’ve been reading the Hanging Tree by Misha Herwin, the latest in the Adventures of Letty Parker series set in Bristol, where ‘Dark Ones’ hide in shadows, dragons spread gossip and pockets can be picked faster than an Olympic gold … Continue reading

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Ch Ch Changes (apologies to Bowie)

Originally I had this saved as a draft for a post about writing groups and what happened last Wednesday made me think about the importance of a good writers’ group. Groups are abundant and range from those that meet in … Continue reading

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Writer’s or Sausage Block?

I don’t have one of those devices that sits around waiting for me to ask it which opera contains the most vowels in its libretto, or what the weather will be like a week on Tuesday in Mozambique. No, there’s … Continue reading

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20-20 Jan Edwards

Please welcome today’s 20-20 guest and winner of the Arnold Bennet Fiction Prize, Jan Edwards. What name do you write under? I write most of my fiction under my own name – Jan Edwards. I have some very old stuff … Continue reading

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6 x 6 Reading Cafe

Last week I was pleased to accept an invitation to read an excerpt of my work at the September 6X6 Reading Cafe at the City of Stoke on Trent Library. The quarterly event is usually a live performance to a … Continue reading

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My Writing Space

Where is your perfect writing space? Continue reading

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August Update

I thought as I had a few minutes to spare this morning I’d update my blog. I thought I’d tell you all how August been thus far. Well, to be honest, it’s been quite productive. My first piece of news … Continue reading

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Nel Deserto Della Scrittura

I had a conversation last week with another writer and it went something like this: HIM: “It’s good to see that you’ve started to write again.” ME: “I never stopped writing.” HIM: “I assumed you had.” ME: “Why?” HIM: “Because … Continue reading

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The Need for Notes

Whether writing fiction or non fiction. Novels or magazine articles. Readers’ letters or reviews, one of the most important pieces in a writer’s arsenal is the note book. We’ve all had a snippet of dialogue that’s perfect for our current … Continue reading

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