Category Archives: heroes

Winchester Round Up

As usual I booked a weekend of workshops at the Winchester Writers’ Conference, and as usual had a great time! It was a bitter-sweet weekend in several ways.There was some sadness as the delegates said good-bye to the wonderful Barbara … Continue reading

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Wootton Bassett under a louring sky

‘By honouring one, I honour them all’ This was my feeling as I approached Wootton Bassett to pay my respects to Lt Daniel Clack, the latest tragic death of a young, so very young soldier on patrol in Afghanistan. The … Continue reading

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Not Trained for This

As always, a great article at One Stop Poetry, by Shay (Fireblossom). It is on free verse again – and the poem that came at first was iambic and blow me if I didn’t keep walking into rhymes! Some I … Continue reading

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Another short list…

One day I will make the final cut…I really would like it to be this time. I have just heard that I have been short listed to become one of the BT London 2012 storytellers.  ( ) I registered … Continue reading

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One Stop poetry – Form Monday – Ottava Rima

Gay – you have iambs again – my nemesis! Here is my best effort…and after posting I realise it is not even pentameter…oh dear! Remembrance at Brookwood Military Cemetery Beneath and almond-marbled sky, headstones standing to attention, and side by … Continue reading

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Posters and deliveries

I have just delivered a pile of my anthology, ‘Random’, to the Runnymede Art Gallery and been paid for them all up front. This was such a great feeling. It won’t make me rich, nor will it make shed-loads of … Continue reading

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What helpful people!

After the Waterstones adventure yesterday I rang Help for Heroes to see if I could organise some collecting pots and maybe a banner for the signing morning. I know there are many forces charities to support, and I will be … Continue reading

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