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Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 16

It’s day 16 of my September blogging challenge (and like the middle of a school term, the beginning seems a long time ago, and the end, barely in sight!) The letter is P and the subject is PLOT The craft of writing is heavy with ‘p’ words – a positive... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 15

It’s day 15 of my September blogging challenge The letter is O and the subject is OPENINGS I was worried that might seem a bit obvious, but I did have one lovely person who regularly reads my posts who thought the subject might be Ovaltine! No, I don’t understand the... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 14

It’s day 14 of my September blogging challenge The letter is N and the word is NOTHING We all know what the word ‘nothing’ means, but let’s consult the dictionary anyway. The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines nothing as No thing, not anything, nought. Difficult to write a post about then,... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 13

It’s day thirteen of my blogging challenge. I’m enjoying it, but it’s more challenging than I expected and definitely more time consuming. The letter is M and the the topic is MARKETING For this post, I’m going to recycle (with adjustments) a previous post which some of you might not... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 12

It’s day 12 of my alphabet blogging challenge The letter is L and the topic is LOVE When people ask me what my novel ‘Unravelling’ is about, I want to say love, but I can see the impending yawn (especially from men) if I do, and the neat pigeonholing of... read more

Alphabet Challege Day 11

It’s day 11 of my alphabet blogging challenge (almost half way there!) The letter is K and the subject is KETTLES Kettles?! You’re probably thinking – okay, the blogging challenge is demanding, but let’s face it, it’s not a marathon; it’s not climbing Mount Kilimanjaro; it’s not first night at... read more

Alphabet Challenge Day 10

Today is day ten of my alphabet blogging challenge The letter is J The subject is JOURNEY When you set out to write a novel, you start on an amazing journey. It’s a journey that will be rewarding, difficult, tiring, exciting, frustrating.  You will find it challenging – intellectually, psychologically,... read more

Alphabet Challenge Day 9

Day nine of my alphabet blogging challenge The letter is I and the topic in INDIE (publishers) Indie publishers is another term for self-publishers, those people brave, mad or misguided enough to publish their own books. And there are plenty in each of those categories! More and more writers are... read more

Alphabet Challenge Day 8

Day 8 of my alphabet blogging challenge The letter is H and the word is HOOK In case you’re worrying that my blog has strayed from reading and writing to something more pugilistic, I’m not talking about a right hook but a narrative hook! In today’s crowded, frenetic world, it’s... read more

Alphabet Challenge Day 7 (mark two)

It’s day seven of my alphabet blogging challenge. I know I pronounced that yesterday, but I was WRONG, as some of you pointed out. Yesterday was day six and today is day seven. If I’m befuddled at this stage, what am I going to be like by the end of... read more