Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Great Architect – a poem for Christmas Eve

Originally posted on Broad Thoughts From A Home:
Today is Day 24 of the Christmas with the Crooked Cats Advent Calendar, and it’s my turn to reveal what’s behind the door. Here, then, is a little Christmas-related ditty.  From all…

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A Bit of Festive Fun

Originally posted on Tim's Blog:
Everybody likes games and puzzles at Christmas time, right? So I thought I’d set a little challenge for readers of this blog. Below is a little story I wrote at Holmfirth Writers the other day (not a…

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8 Stocking Fillers for Writers and Readers

Originally posted on Vanessa Couchman:
What would you like in your Christmas stocking this year? A three-book contract with one of the big ones, perhaps? You can’t get those at Amazon or Waterstones, unfortunately. Decorative notebooks are always handy, if…

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Chestnuts are not Just for Christmas in Corsica

Originally posted on Vanessa Couchman:
  Chestnuts “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” goes the Festive Season song. We associate chestnuts with Christmas, roasted whole or made into succulent stuffing. But this seasonal treat was once a staple food for…

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The Magic Cabbage

Originally posted on Kathy Sharp:
One of the first things to do as a writer, so we’re told, possibly before you write a single word of your book, is to create your Author Brand. I fell at the first hurdle…

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