No time to blog

I so intended to blog this weekend, but then I remembered it was the second weekend of the as well as the last weekend before the most exciting event of the year for four year olds across most of the planet, including Clapperkin and – incredible, but true – even for teenagers like Rebelle, Fashionista and […]

A whirl of a weekend

I am a former radio journalist. 24/7 news, deadlines and lots of them. So I took an instant shine to the latest writing competition I came across on Twitter last week: the Lit Bits Weekend Challenge. @LitBitsStories,  It’s running for just four weekends and if you sign up, the nice people at Lit Bits […]

Remember, remember

It’s over six months until this year’s Bonfire Night, but this week The Duracell Kid had me thinking about Guy Fawkes and bonfires and fireworks – oh yes, and thinking about free-thinking too. For all yout non-Brits out there, Bonfire Night, the 5th of November, “celebrates” the execution of a group of Catholics who plotted […]

Oh York, oh York, so good I blogged it twice.

Yesterday I blogged about the hot-off-the-ether electronic Book of the Festival from the organisers of the Festival of Writers in York, the excellent and inspiring Writers’ Workshop, edited by the talented, dogged and determined Debi Alper Today I thought I’d give it another plug – and post my contributions to the book here. […]