Category Archives: writing

Why you should own a feather duster…

As time has run away with me this week… one from the archives: To some the humble feather duster may conjure nostalgic visions of French maids and uniforms, to others they are a rather retro adjunct to the broom cupboard. … Continue reading

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Under pressure…

Let’s be fair, we all need a bit of help now and then. Especially writers. Whether it’s a word we seem to have forgotten how to spell… every time we use it too… the correct placing of punctuation or a … Continue reading

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Writing what you know?

We are always told that we should write what we know. To an extent, that is true, but those who are writing murder mysteries, for example, are hardly likely to start poisoning/bludgeoning/shooting their nearest and dearest in the name of … Continue reading

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#writephoto regulars: Meet Kevin Parish

I asked the writephoto challenge cntributors if they would like to come over and introduce themselves. Without those of you who write and read the pieces inspired by the weekly photos, the writephoto prompt would not exist. So, if you … Continue reading

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What’s the point of blogging?

Blogging is a commitment… it takes time, energy and work to produce a respectable blog. What starts as a free site often begins to cost money and, every so often, you will wonder whether or not the returns are worth … Continue reading

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Time is running out …

With less than a week to go before voting closes for the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards, have you cast your vote yet? With nominees over eight categories, there is a wealth of new blogs to discover and a chance to … Continue reading

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Nominated! #AnnualBloggersBash

The Annual Blogger’s Bash is now in its fifth year. This year, the event will be held on Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Grange Wellington Hotel in London. You can find out all about the event HERE and buy … Continue reading

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Exposing your work, on #LisaBurtonRadio

Reblogged fromEntertaining Stories: Six sites that will get your book in front of  thousands of potential readers… for free…. Hi, all, and welcome to another edition of Lisa Burton Radio. This week is a special edition, because it’s geared to … Continue reading

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Romance and research… a writer’s gift to a reader

Once upon a time…and all the very best stories start that way… there was a little girl who read her way through every book in her mother’s library. It wasn’t a proper library, with mahogany shelves and great leather chairs… … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: Ani’s Advent Calendar… an invitation

Okay, I know it’s early But the season’s drawing nigh. I want an advent calendar, So thought that I might try And ask my two- and four-legged friends To join me on the blog So why not share your festive … Continue reading

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