Monthly Archives: November 2013

He Should Have Pled Guilty

I’m referring to a journalist on the BBC News website whose article I read a few weeks ago. Regular readers of this blog will know I have a bee in my bonnet about the Americanisation (yes, that’s with an S … Continue reading

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PD James’s tips for writers

This article appeared on the BBC News website a few weeks ago, and I thought it might be of interest to my loyal followers: 1. You must be born to write You can’t teach someone to know how to use … Continue reading

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Progress Report

I originally only started this blog because I’m a writer and I kept hearing that writers have to have a blog. Thus it occurred to me the other day that I ought to keep my eager followers more regularly apprised … Continue reading

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It’s a worry…

…that some of the spam that keeps getting intercepted on this blog is more more entertaining than my posts. Here’s my current favourite: I think now I have a robust hold over the subject following heading by way of the … Continue reading

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Boobs

I’ve been dipping into an old book of mine, a collection of funny press cuttings culled from Private Eye magazine. This one has to be my favourite and I thought I’d share it with you:

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Not Again…

Some advice for children’s writers (and maybe even those writing for adults) prompted by a manuscript I recently received in my role as a freelancer for a writers’ advice agency. Don’t start your novel with the line: Tommy was bored… … Continue reading

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