Diary of a pocket novel – the end of Act 1

Thanks to my Monday afternoon writers’ group I’m being forced to work on the pocket novel. We’re supposed to bring something new to every session, either something we’re working on or something set to a theme. As I’m working on so many different projects, I decided to use this as an excuse to crack on with The Fool. It’s taking a while because I have to do other stuff in between, like edit client work or write my contracted biography. […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: “death at the pit-head”

I didn’t go to the meeting last Monday because I already had a dental appointment, and one we’d been waiting for for a long time. I had an email from the library anyway, saying none of the others could make it either. So I didn’t miss very much. This week, we had apologies from two members again, but we also had a new member, who I had very recently met online in a Facebook group I’ve just joined. And so […]

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I joined a writers’ group …

I seem to be juggling several balls in the air at the moment, and on Monday I added another. I joined a new writers’ group. I’ve been looking for a writers’ group ever since I moved to Yorkshire from Birmingham in 2004. Back home I had been a member of the now defunct Birmingham Writers’ Group, I was a founder member of the Birmingham Writers’ Circle (BWC), and I was a long-standing member of Solihull Writers’ Workshop (SWW). In fact, […]

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