Monthly Archives: May 2016

Is it my imagination?

Or are articles, reviews etc featuring authors always far more likely to feature a large, glossy picture of the person in question (often taking up more space than the text) if it happens to be a female – especially a … Continue reading

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We’ve All Been There…

Well I know I have. Another useful writing tip from Snoopy. (Copyright permission channelled to me from Charles M Schulz via my spirit guide, Marmaduke.)

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So near…

…yet so far. I’ve been flogging a children’s novel for some time in the hope of finding a publisher or agent. I’ realistic and would normally have given up by now, but because I really believe in it I’ve been … Continue reading

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Word Origins

Regular readers will know I write for the excellent children’s educational magazine Aquila. They have a theme each month and I try to come up with something that suits it. More recently, I asked if they might let me have … Continue reading

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A Savage Verdict

I’ve been reading a lot of books featuring first-hand accounts of America in the days of the pioneers and their encounters with Indians – especially stories of captives. It started with the story of a white woman who was kidnapped … Continue reading

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