I asked my long-suffering husband what this week’s topic should be. He surprised me – as rather delightfully he does from time to time. It may well be controversial but here goes… Continue reading
No claimants yet for my small-but-useful prize.
So I am putting the answers on here – but in a muddle. All you have to do is match the cover with the quotation from last week.
Well – actually the excellent editrix, and hippophile, Imogen Cooper. This week’s #GEAQA (Golden Egg Academy question & answer session on Twitter) was all about first lines. We had such fun posing them and guessing, I thought some of you might like a re-run on here. Then I thought about having a teeny competition…
I keep a tiny book-themed B&B – and I offer my guests fresh fruit salad every morning. Our raspberries are just ripening, and there are only a few home-grown blueberries. I had sliced an apple but felt it needed a bit more interest – so I had a rootle in the depths of the fruit bowl. Out came a passion fruit – and that got me to thinking about characters… Continue reading
On Tuesday 16th June, I had the pleasure of attending a talk organised by the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy as part of the 2015 Festival of Chichester.
It was given by their visiting professor of folklore, Jacqueline Simpson. If you have had anything to do with British folklore, or indeed the folklore of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, you probably know her name…
I admit it – I stole the idea from Nick Cross. Read his really rather excellent Guide to Stepping Out of Your Creative Comfort Zone first and you’ll see the need for my confession.
All I’ve done is add a few more ideas… Continue reading
(See last week for the original chorus line.)
It wasn’t only the spirit of the dance that gave rise to analogies for me. The practical skills prompted even more thoughts.
Recently, I went to a belly-dance workshop. I thought it would be a pleasant change from writing, good for my lower back and a help with my weekly belly-dance classes. It did all that and taught me a whole lot more…