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A to Z Challenge - Day 14: N is for Names

Hi all,

Today I wanted to talk about something that always gives me trouble as a writer – names! I get quite envious of those who seem to effortlessly just ‘know’ their characters should be called, or even have the name before the character even appears to them. 245 more words

LOL: Challenge Complete!

The LOL Challenge at work has actually been complete for a few weeks now… Here’s a review of what happened as well as my final results! 762 more words


What I learnt about writing from reading The Girl in 6E - A.R. Torre

A killer beginning is important. I have hundreds of books on my Kindle. When deciding what to read next, I sometimes flick through the first few pages to see if they grab me. 261 more words


Gingerbread men

This week we have been reading ‘The gingerbread man’. Today we did lots of different activities about the gingerbread man. At writing time we described him and put some pictures from the story in order. 24 more words


Journal #12

Thursday morning. Mr Writer by the Stereophonics on the radio.

Why don’t you tell it like it really is?” they say.

Well damn, I intend to. 309 more words


Missing Sara

Sara Douglass’ BattleAxe, the first in her Axis Trilogy, was first published in 1995. It can’t have been long after that when I first read it; I was certainly young and imaginative and impressionable. 252 more words

Tidbits & Musings

Wordy Wednesday

Trying out, yet another new feature.  I like words, words are required to write books, I like books.  Knowing the definition of a word, helps you to understand the story, ergo, you need words to enjoy a story.  90 more words