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Wild horses…

… wouldn’t drag me to… where or what? These wild horses are in the Carpathian Mountains, but they could be almost anywhere. There’s a story here. The horses’ story? Told from their viewpoint, maybe? These horses share their space with … Continue reading

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Mr and Mrs Cloudface

Do you like seeing faces in clouds? It’s one of my favourite occupations, cloud-watching. And the other evening, two characters emerged from the blueness of the evening sky over my house in Transylvania. Do you see them? The white cloud … Continue reading

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Imagining good and bad

  It’s St Valentine’s Day tomorrow – 14th February – the day which has been colonised and commercialised by the hazy notion of romance. If you don’t spend, you don’t care, and if you’re not in a couple you’re nowhere … Continue reading

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Travelling to your story

The whole process of travel – on public transport, not in a car – is fraught with opportunity for storytellers.  Four flights and two train journeys in three days have made me think about the possibilities for mystery, murder, suspense … Continue reading

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Think about this… Imagine that!

Are you anxious about not having much imagination? Do you worry? Do you daydream? Do you plan holidays? Do you plan ahead for the weekend? If you’ve said yes to any of those questions, you have a perfectly good imagination. … Continue reading

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Happy New Writing Year!

First post of 2013: I wish you happy writing, smooth revising, and joyful publication. May all your plot lines run true, and your characters surprise you. Now for some stimulus to kick off your fictional year.        

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Want to write a cookery book?

Non-fiction books need good ideas just as much as fiction. Well, not quite, but you need to tell a story, nevertheless. Food lends itself to great storytelling – Elizabeth David revolutionised foodwriting in Britain, as Julia Child did in the … Continue reading

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