Writing · Writing courses

Writing groups

Yikes, I’ve joined a writing group. Having dabbled in the past, they were largely unhappy experiences (weak tea & cheap biscuits) that I wasn’t in a hurry to repeat. This one is run by two published authors and everyone attending is serious about their writing.  Hence the ‘Yikes’, I’m waiting to be found out at… Continue reading Writing groups

Literary Festivals · Writing

Partners in Crime

Went to hear the fabulous Martina Cole being interviewed by Clare Donoghue on Tuesday evening, as part of Yeovil’s Literary Festival which starts in earnest next week. She was funny, down to earth, an inspiration. She reminded me that you don’t need to have an M.A. in Creative Writing to be the highest selling crime… Continue reading Partners in Crime


Up with the lark…and the dog…and the cats

Been awake since 5am. Combination of faulty batteries in my body clock, beginnings of a Christmas cold (tis the season to be grotty), and husband hogging whole of the duvet. Having been given advice to ‘get up early & write whilst still in that semi-dream like state & before most of the world starts’, here… Continue reading Up with the lark…and the dog…and the cats