My life… A portrait in fiction


She stumbles and falls… she picks herself up, dusts herself off and continues ploughing forward. Steady determination but heavy heart and tear streaked face. Continue reading

Lacking Inspiration


Inspiration (sculpture)

Inspiration (sculpture) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You may or may not have noticed that I am lacking slightly lately…

I am struggling to find anything to write about. My inspiration and motivation are empty, I cannot think of anything to write. For blog posts, for my book, anything… it’s all just blank. Continue reading

Flash Fiction Friday – Editing


English: A young girl taking a break in a swim...

A young girl taking a break in a swimming pool, grabbing on to a rainbow-coloured styrofoam flotation device.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whilst on the Arvon course one of the writing exercises we did was an editing task. the prompt was:

Prompt: Write approx 150 words from the prompt ‘Swimming’. Once you have written the piece edit it down to approx 100 words. Then edit again to approx 50 words.

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Flash Fiction Friday – The Inventor


This week I have another piece from my Arvon writing course for you, the instructions were…

Write a piece of historical fiction. Include the objects given. Choose a voice and write as if you knew this ‘time’.
Objects: A Pencil and a Battery.

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Flash Fiction Friday – Dialogue


English: cow icon

English: cow icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another of the writing exercises we did on the Arvon Course was to write a piece of dialogue without using ‘he said’ ‘she said’ lines. We were the following details to include in our piece:

  • A location - Farmyard
  • Object – Remote Control
  • Person 1 – Mary, a journalist
  • Person 2 – Louise, a student.

Here is my piece…

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