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The Seven-year Itch

Facebook told me today that I started my first blog seven years ago today. It wasn’t this one but after a few posts the site I was using stopped working properly and I switched to WordPress. I never looked back! … Continue reading

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When those goals are met, what then?

“There is one thing that we all must do. If we do everything else but that one thing, we will be lost. And if we do nothing else but that one thing, we will have lived a glorious life.” Rumi … Continue reading

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Big picture meets the nitty-gritty: the struggle of writing a TEDx talk

It sounded like such a good idea at the time. Yeah of course I’d love give a talk at TEDx Whitehaven! And I did want to – I do want to. But, that old, old problem which faces most writers has arisen … Continue reading

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Reflections on being a dog-owning writer: The first week

I’m writing this one-handed and very slowly because a certain young lady is using my other hand as a pillow. Sure enough, I’ve been up with her since 5:30 and after having a mad play session to use up some … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2014 – The End

Finally, NaNoWriMo is over and I have 60,000 words of a first draft completed. Well done if you’ve read them all! Of course, this doesn’t mean the book is also finished and I’m ready to publish. Oh no – there’s … Continue reading

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