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Madonna at 60

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I’m pausing my very serious book posts to reveal an amazing fact about myself: I am Madonna. Many of you who know me through my day job or through writing will probably think that I am the furthest from Madonna that you could imagine – serious, studious and sober. But ask the people who have […]

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Storytelling and Change

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‘All great changes are preceded by chaos.’ – Deepak ChopraEven as the eternal optimist I have to admit that the times, they are a changin’. I’m interested in storytelling, not just the written word on the page, but as a narrative psychologist, spoken-word stories of everyday lives. The key to good storytelling is the listener, as […]

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Writing novel number five…

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I’m extremely happy to tell you that I’ve finished novel number five. Finished the first draft, that is. I’ve still got a lot of editing and words to take out and put in, but the basic story is there. It’s been a journey that started as the Dirty Sparkle! project with a novel called, unsurprisingly, […]