Diary of a Writer – Admin

Some time ago Tackling some long-g-g-g overdue admin tasks included clearing out a file dated 2010.…

Re-reading is such a Pleasure

City of Discoveries Gathering momentum towards the final resolutions, City of Discoveries has been a joy…

Diary of a Writer – April Prompt

London Will this edited photo of me, taken by my Uni friend, Miranda Kennet, inspire anyone?…

A Second Life

City of Discoveries Re-running on the People’s Friend website is my anniversary serial set in Dundee…

ROUND ROBIN – February

Describe a flawed character you might use as a heroine or hero in a story. How…

And – on to the next?

Hold it! Are there persistent ideas easing their way into your brain? Is there one in…

Diary of a Writer February Prompt

RBGE Coming up for Valentine’s Day and do I have a romantic notion in my head?…

Round Robin – Writing of the Pandemic

:Thanks to Connie Vines for this month’s topic. How are you dealing with the COVID pandemic…

It’s in the Jar

A Quality Product Not these jars – well, probably some of these jars as the actual…

Diary of a Writer – January 2022 Prompt

At a summer event So few of us attended any sizeable events in 2021, I thought…

ROUND ROBIN – DECEMBER

How do your family experiences translate into writing scenes? Rhobin has asked. Good question but difficult…

A CHRISTMAS TALE: Warning – SENTIMENTAL

Christmas? Not this year, thank you. DEAR GRANNY NUISANCE By ANNE STENHOUSE © “Sean,” Caro said.…

ROUND ROBIN – THAT FLAWED OR EVIL CHARACTER

Maybe it’s a follow-on from the Hallowe’en mindset but in November Rhobin has asked us about…

DIARY OF A WRITER

DIARY OF A WRITER – NOVEMBER PROMPT – A DEBT FOR ROSALIE, ULVERSCROFT When my mum…

HALLOWE’EN ROUND ROBIN

Little Cook Hallowe’en Decor – October 2021 – Athens This is another month when I haven’t…

Coping Mechanisms 9 – A Wee Holiday

A Bastide town We booked it eons ago, cancelled it, moved it, re-booked it. At last,…

SEPTEMBER ROUND ROBIN – Other Genres apart from fiction

Having been away from base this last week I didn’t write a blog on September’s subject,…

Diary of a Writer – September Prompt

Illustration – Gerard Fay Nothing succeeds like success and that mantra is no different for me…

Coping Mechanisms – 8 – In a Theatre

Theatre Dublin We’ve all been waiting for something: meeting new babies, old friends; eating out in…

Round Robin – August 2021

Do you have any character habits or favourite words that always crop up in your writing?…

Wednesdays are People’s Friend days

Regular readers know that I’ve spent a lot of the last year working on a major…

Diary of a Writer – August Prompt

Clachtoll Rangers’ Hut – Now repaired Back on Saturday from a week in Assynt. All much…

Round Robin – dropped stitches/scenes

Deleting scenes: Do you ever delete scenes? When and why do you delete them? And what…

Diary of a Writer – July Prompt

Ready for the RNA Gala dinner July is the month of the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s annual…

Special Offer from my publishers: Lume Books

for a limited period, Courting the Countess is offered at 99p/$1.38 Lady Melissa Pateley is not…