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Archive for December, 2012

Alzheimer’s story at Literary Mama

‘A Winding Silver Path’ was ‘shortlisted’ (‘longlisted’ really) for the Asham Award but renamed and rewritten. It is a story about a family living with a mother/grandmother whose identity is slowly being eroded by Alzheimer’s. It shows their best efforts: how they try to help and try to cope but, in spite of their altruism and good intentions, […]

Carve Editing

I had an email from Carve Magazine a few days ago to advertise their new editing service. I have only once given hard cash to have a story edited and it had a good outcome, a few useful suggestions anyway, I parted with £20 that time. Carve are charging 45 dollars and within 10 working […]

Ghent is Great

I took the Eurostar from St Pancras to Ghent last week. I know some people might think me a bit crazy. We did it because my daughter and I wanted to go to a concert performed by amazing Dutch bassoonist, Bram van Sambeek, and the Navarra String Quartet. An excellent reason to go anywhere, I’m sure you’ll agree. The journey itself […]

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