Category Archives: writing

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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How do you read?

As I scrolled down the page I became conscious that I was doing exactly the thing I was researching. My ‘normal’ concentration and attention to words, born of my lifelong love for seeing them unfold on paper, was wandering off … Continue reading

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Living in edit mode

There are piles of books on the table as usual… some of them with my name on the cover, which still feels rather odd.  The running joke in the family is that they look like ‘proper books’. Which, of course, … Continue reading

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#writephoto regulars: Alethea Kehas from Not Tomatoes

I asked the writephoto challenge regulars if they would like to come over and introduce themselves. I would like to introduce my friend, Alethea Kehas who blogs at Not Tomatoes. Without those of you who write and read the pieces … Continue reading

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#writephoto regulars ~ Ritu Raps

I asked the writephoto challenge regulars if they would like to come over and introduce themselves. The first one to do so is Ritu Bhathal, from But I Smile Anyway. Without those of you who write and read the pieces … Continue reading

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