I have been reading The Middlesteins this week and came across a section where Attenberg has one character list the lies she has told her husband during their marriage. The list includes not being on the pill and what she … Continue reading
I am reading an upper middle grade novel – The Amulet of Samarkand, by Jonathon Stroud – and I’m loving it. There’s loads of action, intriguing characters, fun, magic and Bartimaeus (pictured here) has a brilliant voice. What I’m picking … Continue reading
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Not only a great photo prompt (I think!) but also a festive diy suggestion from dushonok.com I particularly like the diamond cut from the woman’s eye. Don’t ask me why… I just do.
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Two new pieces of writing… Only Five Dollars – M Z Fairtlough I can tell that she has taken it. Her cheery “Good morning Granny, did you sleep well?” has a forced note, like the singer at our weekly Daughters … Continue reading
Fabulous photograph I discovered via PhotoBoto.
The Plastic Surgeon While exploring self-publishers, I continued to tinker with my manuscript. I knew it wasn’t quite right but I didn’t know what to do about it. I googled “how to improve my manuscript…” because sometimes simplest is best. What … Continue reading
What is she thinking about, I wonder?
Two midwives All in all, it took me about a year to write Love, War and Ice Cream. Now that I’m lucky if I have an hour’s stretch to sit and type, it doesn’t seem possible that I could do so … Continue reading
So normally I blog a new writing prompt on Tuesdays, but of course we didn’t meet today as we wait for Sandy to hit. Not much to report so far although it has rained constantly and the wind is blowing. … Continue reading
This is John Gardner, author of The Art of Fiction and On Becoming a Novelist, two of my all time favourite books about writing fiction. Today’s prompt comes from the first of those titles. Here it is: Without an instant’s … Continue reading