Right Road to Recovery

Right Road to Recovery

How Writing Can Help in Recovery from Drug Addiction Recovering from addiction presents you with challenges to say the least. You have to give up your drug of choice, which can be scary, literally painful, and sometimes, even sad. It’s the sadness, or rather the emotional side of addiction that I want to address here. […]

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Theme for April Could It Be True?

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Theme for Writing Club – Could It Be True?  Noises from the room next door woke Sophie, she lay there no longer trying to wipe the sweat away. Since she stepped off the plane in Bangkok the muggy heat had soaked its way in, until it now felt normal. She listened to the mosquitoes buzzing around. The whiny drone […]

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I am a Racehorse in Drag

This piece for Sotogrande Writers was themed ‘And the Winner Is . . .’ He was an ex-boyfriend, which constitutes an ex everything in my eyes. He knows where the mole on the arch of my foot sings, the secret stash of sugar I hide at arms-reach. It’s strange to think he can’t recognise me now. […]

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No Time Like The Present Theme for March

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Below are two very different examples from our theme for March. It’s always fun to write something and to let loose your creativity. No Tie Like The Present Karneval is the German religious celebrations leading up to Lent. Karneval starts on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday and runs through Rose Monday, Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday […]

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You’re a Writer – Not an Interior Decorator!

A Writer shows a stack of stones, balanced perfectly, set against a backdrop of a blue harbour

Good writers don’t stop the story while describing. Snapchat is here to stay. Twitter, Facebook and What’sApp are immediate and quick. Carpe Diem Writer Dear.  We want it all and we want it now. Immediate scenes take place before the eyes and are not recounted to a patient audience. We’re still polite, but . . . writers, please. […]

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Feedback – and How Not to Be a Slime Ball.

Feedback and How Not to Be a Slimeball

Is feedback on a Work In Progress good for you as a writer? I think the short answer is that it depends on the length of the piece and on what the feedback is. It’s certainly important to provide some kind of context. A novel is long, some 90,000 words. Flash fiction has a beginning, […]

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