Category Archives: Memoir

Three Little Words: I Did It

Dear friends, don’t worry, this isn’t a confession. Net yet…  What I did (this week) is finish those edits. My memoir manuscript (just about there, I hope…) is off for a final read through with a massive ‘Thank You’  to … Continue reading

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In Which I Cross The Finish Line And Wish You Happy Christmas

Dear friends, How to share my news and write a Christmas post? With my chicks soon gathering back in the nest and a busy time for many, I’ll keep it short (but hopefully sweet) from my heart straight to yours… … Continue reading

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London Calling

What is it with London this year? It beckons for several reasons, a memoir workshop being one. I promised an update on the course, but first I would like to thank so much those who have continued to ‘stick’ with … Continue reading

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Memoir Loneliness And Tony Soprano

Sitting with my mother in the hospital a few weeks ago, an elderly man shuffled into the small waiting room and flopped down into a chair. ‘Three children, eight grandchildren and I never see them…’ he sighed, catching my eye. … Continue reading

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First Draft Fever: Of Memoir And A Supermoon

Two of my favourite songs growing up were ‘Jackson‘ and ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ ‘.   As a child, I didn’t understand why anyone would want to get married in a fever (why would you want to get married … Continue reading

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An Early Spring Blog Hop

Spring is a little slower to arrive than this time last year, but that is no bad thing for all those creatures who need a while longer to hibernate. Here, in Somerset, daffodils have already appeared and what a joy … Continue reading

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Memoir Excerpt: 777 Writing Challenge

Way back in November, dear friend Sarah of Sarah Potter Writes tagged me for the 777 Challenge.  Thanks so much Sarah, and for your patience!  Sarah writes speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy and is also a wonderful Haiku & tanka … Continue reading

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Bad Hair Day: Bite Size Memoir

After sharing all those photos of pumpkins and happy memories from a life once lived in California, our Halloween this year turned out to be a very quiet one, with only a handful of trick or treaters. Still, daughter got … Continue reading

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Crazy Alien: Bite-Size Memoir

Whenever I think of anything to do with immigration, I get a shiver of crazy. My first brush with American immigration happened when I turned up alone at Dulles International Airport newly arrived from London. It was 1980, my boyfriend … Continue reading

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In The Fear Of Writing

My dream is slipping away from me.  I thought I owned my dream, that I could do what it takes to fulfill my dream.  But now it is fading away. Why? because I am full of fear. My fear has … Continue reading

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