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Monthly Archives: April 2016

I is for Index Cards

April 11, 2016 | 7

Index Cards – This template is courtesy of my writing buddy Amanda Fleet. (Her blog is here.)

Her soon to be released novel, ‘The Wrong Kind of Clouds’ was written using index cards like this. You should get along … Read More

H is for Hemingway

April 9, 2016 | 6

Ernest Hemingway.

I can’t imagine that anyone has not heard of him, but if you haven’t, go and read any of his work right now. I’ll wait.

This chap could write. I realise that my last post also featured … Read More

G is for Grapes. Angry Grapes.

April 8, 2016 | 5

“The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the … Read More

F is for Fountain Pens

April 7, 2016 | 4

From bottom to top, a Lamy 2000, a ‘Cult Pen’ by Kaweco and a Limited Edition Charles Dickens Meisterstuck from Montblanc.

I had not written with a fountain pen in years. My writing buddy Amanda and I were swapping … Read More

E is for Editing

April 6, 2016 | 2

‘Editing? That’s just checking the spelling and grammar isn’t it? Computer does most of it, doesn’t it?’

I honestly believed that.

In my posts for C and D, I wrote about creativity and deadlines. Once I set myself some … Read More

D is for Deadlines

April 5, 2016 | 2

Sipping Champagne for breakfast, cocktails in the afternoon, whipping off literary masterpieces on a monthly basis. That was what being a writer was going to be. No need to go into the office, no need to strive for impossible … Read More

C is for Creativity

April 4, 2016 | 4

In my last post, I wrote about a growing addiction to stationery – particularly to notebooks.

With a new notebook and a full pen you can go anywhere. You can be anyone. At the end of the day – … Read More

B is for Bureau Direct

April 2, 2016 | 16

I blogged yesterday about Amanda, my writing buddy. (Her excellent blog is here)

She introduced me to Bureau Direct purveyors of fine stationery. They have become my ‘dealers’. No, seriously – this stationery stuff is addictive.

I have graduated to the … Read More

A is for Amanda

April 1, 2016 | 13

Amanda is my writing buddy.

We have never met. We exchange messages on social media, by e-mail and sometimes by post.

Amanda is a woman of many talents. University lecturer, PHD, runner, stationery addict and most importantly, writer.

She … Read More