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My Blog SCRIBBLE AND EDIT reflects my love of creative writing, design, literature and film. Check out my Poems & haiku, Romantic Flash Fiction; Blogfest Entries; Blog Awards and other prose and Flash Fiction. Do bear with me, as I will reciprocate with those genuine commenters on my blog.  BTW I sometimes withhold comments for challenges until later. Comments about the post are much appreciated. Thank you.
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Voice and Genre

I picked up this novel Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens, when browsing the local bookstore and read the first page to see if it was something that was worth purchasing. I was hooked and decided to buy a copy.

I'm only just getting into it and so far I am enjoying this teen novel with its age and genre appropriate voice; that of a young girl confiding her exploits to the reader, as though she were reporting it in her diary or a letter.


Friday, 20 June 2014

Sharing Through Authorship

They say 'Write what you know', which makes me think about the book I have recently been listening to, the audio version of 
At Knit's End by Stephanie Pearl -McPhee. 

As a fellow knitter and having become quite addicted, I can relate to so many things she says about being an avid knitter. 

However, there are some things I can only marvel at and others that make me feel glad that I now know that I'm not the only one who thinks or does whatever she has described. 

So if you ever doubt that what you are writing might not be worth the effort, I would suggest that you think of your potential readership and all the the shared gems and joys your writing may bring.

Monday, 12 May 2014


I am away from my blog for a while 

searching for my muse. 

In the meantime, if you happen to find it, 
please give it some encouragement, 
and then some 
Pulitzer ,
Gold Dagger 
or any other prize-winning tips
and then return it to me.
Thank you

Friday, 18 April 2014

HAPPY EASTER 2014 ~ haiku

A cross or an egg
His sacrifice and re-birth
For our redemption

Bank Holiday fun
Chocolate egg-shaped cheer
Its true meaning foiled

Spring is in the air with glorious bird song, sunshine and crisp dry days.

Keep writing...

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Unbelieveable! ~ A Song of Lunch

Many of you may remember my post entitled Did you see this?
about a BBC UK production of the amazingly brilliant poem / play entitled
 'A Song of Lunch' 
starring Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. 

When I looked it up as a DVD purchase I discovered that it is only available as a US import!
I emailed the BBC shop and they effectively replied: 

Can't help you!...  

My response: Unbelievable!

Have you read A Song of Lunch by Christopher Reid?

Monday, 24 March 2014


There's a  great post on ALPHA & BETA READERs 
at Writes of Passage
Check out Margo Kelly's latest post 
for some great writing process tips

As many of you will know, my life is currently very stressful and emotional, with migraines in the mix. So, in place of traditional Happy-Pill therapy, my GP prescribed

Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world (by Williams and Penman) 
The book comes with an audio CD and the voice that guides you through the exercises isn't annoying or intrusive. He (Prof Williams, I believe) sounds a little like Oliver Postgate who narrated, wrote and produced Smallfilms productions with Peter Firmin.

AND apart from the health benefits, it made me think how the activities could be 
applied to us as writers, because they encourage us to 

really take notice 
sounds, smells, feelings, tastes, sights 
of a single object or event 
the very things that feed
 descriptive showing  
styles of writing.

Have you tried Mindfulness?