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Why I’ll never win a writing competition

Every so often – or so-so often, there’s a long time between drinks – I have a bit of a competition-fest, entering every vaguely suitable writing competition I can lay hands on (and afford to enter). This is actually an … Continue reading

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I’m still here – sort of…

Morning all. Sorry I haven’t been around for a while – I know you’ve been sobbing into your porridge – but things all got a bit out of hand, here, for a minute. And with a bit of luck, they … Continue reading

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Weekly writing challenge: Writing because…

I write because that’s what I do. I’ve never seen it as wildly romantic or wondrously special. It’s just what I do: part of me, like being tall and having dark hair. Or breathing, I suppose. Perhaps that’s because I’ve … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Reputation? You have to be visible for one of those

DAILY PROMPT: BLOGGER OF REPUTE Do you have a reputation? What is it, and where did it come from? Is it accurate? What do you think about it? Do I have a reputation? Several, probably, littered like shrivelled corms along … Continue reading

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How I never made it to “Freshly Pressed” and lived to tell the tale

It’s a good thing I’m not fanatical about my blog stats. I only found them today (the stats, that is) and they’re so pathetic that if my psyche depended on them, I’d be beside myself with mortification – thus making … Continue reading

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Daily post: Blog away

DAILY PROMPT: BLOGGER IN A STRANGE LAND What’s the strangest place from which you’ve posted to your blog? When was the last time you were out and about, and suddenly thought, “I need to write about this!”? Blogging for me … Continue reading

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Hanging yourself on a hanging phrase

Big enough to sleep in, Mr Boddingham believes he might just have a claim on a new world record. I’m thinking of starting a collection of similar gems I find in places that should know better. This one was in … Continue reading

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Sneaky pleasures

Everyone knows that one of the cardinal sins of writing is the use of clichés, proverbs, trite sayings and similar hackneyed truisms, all guaranteed to send your beloved manuscript straight to the shredder accompanied by rude noises and unprintable expletives. … Continue reading

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The Creative Catch-22

When I was a student and balancing the joys of food against the luxury of taking the bus in wet weather, I was on intimate terms with the secret language of Positions Vacant ads. Flexible hours, for example, meant the … Continue reading

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