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Overheard

3 Comments 20 April 2017

It almost goes without saying that overheard conversations are a fantastic place to poach material for writing. Why? Because they’re authentic, real, they’re the turn and tumble of how we really speak to each other (or, in some cases, to ourselves). Listen carefully and they can reveal the truth of deep churning feelings spilling out […]

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On a night like this I write

1 Comment 27 March 2017

I have opened a bottle of wine and a bag of Doritos. Actually, it’s a bag of store brand corn chips, which I prefer. I am home alone and although I love healthy food I have a weakness for corn chips so I have chosen a piece of cheese, Sancerre and corn chips as my […]

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Personal Projects Part 1

1 Comment 24 March 2017

What do you do that makes you happy? What Personal Projects do you have that give meaning to your life? Did you know you’re one of mine? Let me explain. (These Personal Projects aren’t the same as obsessions, by the way (more on that in another post—still working on that one, I’ve got a lot […]

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A sea of chatterbox

8 Comments 20 February 2017

When I was in first grade I had to sit for a week at a desk in a giant cardboard box in the corner of the classroom because I talked too much. It did not teach me the lesson they hoped. In third grade we watched the old version of The Little Mermaid and a […]

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Love

6 Comments 15 February 2017

How to talk about love without making it Camembert? All the love songs to choose from (I make playlists, so does he), all the poetry ever written across the globe (I send lines to him, he sends lines to me), all the holiday photos to resend (with ‘remember this?’), all the movies to share (reaching out […]

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Secrets are the gravy

4 Comments 30 January 2017

I write about people and obvs that means secrets. Secrets are the gravy of a novel, the thing that makes a story a bit more interesting. The twist, the surprise ending, the big reveal. The thing you like to go back to and mop up some more because it’s just sooo good. A secret, according […]

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Social Media Monkey

No Comments 08 January 2017

When I last wrote for this blog I was all about fingers in pies and social media networking. The more I connected the more money I made. All I had to do was social media harder and harder. I had private online circles of blogger friends 24 hour coffee mornings where we dipped in to talk […]

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*whispers* It’s quiet in here…

No Comments 29 December 2016

Not sure if I’m going to pull the dustsheets off the furniture in here or not. Much has happened in the world (my little world, our big world) since I took one last look around and locked up. I didn’t think I would be gone this long. Now I’m thinking about creating a new website: less […]

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