Feminism

Don’t blame it on love……..

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Still on the subject of writing and storytelling, I (and many other writers) have realised that there is a link between storytelling and psychology. Apart from my own PhD study which I have explained in the last blog, there have been many psychologists that write who have made a strong connection between identity and storytelling. […]

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Too close to home?

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In the wake of NaNoWriMo I felt a little bit of a slump. Now I have a finished novel and like lots of other people, I have a lot of editing to do. The frenetic flow of words produced several unplanned plot twists and extreme situations and even gave the piece an unexpected metaphysical subplot! […]

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Blog goes public! Ta-da!

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Hi Everyone!Until now this has been a private-ish blog because I didn’t tell anyone about it. I decided today that I would tell my writing group friends on WriteWords (the most lovely and supportive people ever) that I have a blog.The reason I didn’t spill the beans before is because I can be a little […]

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Finishing a novel…

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I’ve finished Life: Immaterial. I typed the last sentence this morning and then told everyone I knew. I partly finished it because I was meeting the NaNoWriMo deadline, and partly because I was getting far too involved with my characters again. In fact, I almost called one of my friends by a character’s name the […]

Books

What an eye opener!

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Well, to cut a long story short, I went to a car boot sale on Sunday and had an epiphany. There I was walking along one of the fifty five isles of cars with their boot open, counting the used foot spa’s people were offering for sale, when I spotted it.There is was, amongst the […]

Books

Writing.

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Since this is my writing blog, I should write about writing! OK. I am a writer. I have written many pieces including short stories (some published), poems (some published), four novels, a 200000 word thesis and lots of technical stuff for work. I will always write, I consider it my freedom. Since I have escaped […]