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Setting up a blog for creative writing

Decided for a New Year’s Resolution that I would write a 50-word story each day during 2018. Seemed achievable and not too much work. Even set up a WordPress site to host the content: 50WordStories. For inspiration, I would use … Continue reading

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Jelly Writers Club (December)

Really productive hour at the Jelly Writer’s Club tonight. Writing with different constraints – flash fiction. We were given the inspiration of the six word novel, often attributed to Ernest Hemingway: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. ((Reminds me of … Continue reading

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Jelly Writers club (November)

After a good experience at the Words and Stitches workshop, I joined the Jelly Writers club and managed my first meeting (November 14th). Structure of the session was the same – opening with a five minute burst of continuous writing … Continue reading

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Words and stitches

Jelly has been supporting art in Reading since 1993, hopping around the town as new locations become available. Currently they’re in a shop space in Broad Street Mall. They’re holding a short exhibition called ‘words and stitches’ – “a weekend … Continue reading

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“Paragon of Order” by the Doctor

Back in July I picked up a copy of “Paragon of Order” at Dr Fern’s impromptu book release at the Alehouse. Even got it signed. “Relations between the Paladins of Order and the Lords of Chaos have always been hostile … Continue reading

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A pox on your party

On my Facebook feed I recently saw someone posting that their child had chickenpox. Lots of mums posting support; the usual stuff. Was shocked, though, at suggestions to have a “pox party”. One commented that they hoped that the child … Continue reading

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Michael Palin at the Battle Library

Joan Bakewell chatted with Michael Palin about his life’s work to mark the donation of his personal archive – over 20 years of diaries and notebooks – to the British Library. Samantha and I decided to watch but more remotely … Continue reading

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