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Needing my fix

I really hate it when I change my mind. I planned to work on a non-fiction book for a break from the world of the Swan Harp, and then to get into the third book. But it’s just not holding … Continue reading

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When self-publishing makes sense

Okay, maybe it sounded like I came down a bit hard on self-publication in the last post. That was about fiction, which is the kind of creative writing that everybody thinks they can do – and they can, except maybe … Continue reading

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A retrospective

I’m in a retrospective mood this morning. I got home from work just before 1 a.m. to find that I’d made one last fiction sale for the year. There in my inbox was notification from Uncle John’s Flush Fiction that … Continue reading

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It makes you wonder

Maybe it doesn’t make you wonder, but it makes me wonder. Although I feel I’ve actually done quite well in the earning-a-living-at-writing department, after eighteen months I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just not – yet, anyway – getting … Continue reading

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The curse of the drinking classes

The original is “Drink: the curse of the working classes”, but I prefer one that a manager of mine, nearly thirty years ago now, said one Friday afternoon. “Work: the curse of the drinking classes.” Work is also the curse … Continue reading

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Another thing to celebrate

My husband and I got married twice. In November of 1984 we had a handfasting. The ceremony had no legal standing, but it was what we wanted – or at least what I wanted. Twenty-one years later, give or take … Continue reading

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Another look at fairy tales

I love messing about with fairy tales. I like to read them, and to read different versions of the same story. I like to think about why a story takes a certain path, and how that story arc was influenced … Continue reading

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