Monthly Archives: October 2014

It’s here – the Eve of NaNoWriMo!

Get scribbling, folks! ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.’ Lao Tzu On your marks, Get set, Go Go Go!  

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Day 19 – What I’m planning for November…

…during NaNoWriMo Next month I’m taking part in my first National Novel Writing challenge. I will (hopefully) write 50,000 words in a month. My plan is to continue Eva’s Story, which I first talked about on this blog in June. I will be … Continue reading

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Is This Where I Belong?


Originally posted on Short Fiction Break:
Is this where I belong, in a village under the shadow of a mountain? Lately, my whole existence has been in shadow. It feels as if life is passing me by, unable or unwilling…

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Day 17 – How I’m still learning…

…when to cover topics that are trending Yesterday marked the centenary of the birth of Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. Dylan Thomas is remembered for his influence on a generation of Beat Poets in New York, as well as the profound impact he that … Continue reading

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Day 16 – How I heard about an opportunity to…

…attend my first literary festival Dinefwr Literature Festival 2014 Hidden away in the depths of rural Wales is the beautiful estate of Dinefwr (pronounced dee-ne-vor). Dinefwr hosts an annual festival for literature which is also a celebration of history, music, mythology, … Continue reading

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Day 15 – How I learned…

…what works best for posts I learned the benefits of blogging in series I found that writing a series of articles works best. It helps to build expectation in readers, and has the added benefit of helping me to defeat writer’s block. So it’s win! win! win! I … Continue reading

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Day 14 – How blogging helped me to remember places…

…I’d visited abroad What I learned from my postcard poetry series I remember details about places that I might otherwise have forgotten. There’s a danger when you’re touring across a continent; different places blend into one another. Especially if you visit six countries in ten … Continue reading

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