Trauma Teddy

21st November 2019

Another Trauma Teddy completed. Fun making them into different characters. Should be writing! ...

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Trauma Teddies

18th November 2019

Just completed my first Trauma Teddy for ambulance crews. Made some mistakes, but shall learn as I go along. I’ve been told that I’ve knitted him in Shrewsbury Town football club colours! Never mind, there might be some children who are fans of the team ?...

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30th October 2019

About to plunge into Nanowrimo again this year as BetjemansChurchmouse... never learn. Shall be working on my book for adults Snakeskin and Failed Feathers. #snakeskinandfailedfeathers ...

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20th October 2019

Yes, it’s my own fault. Having completed another children’s book, River Dark, and having decided upon the cover, I then determined not to self-publish and to begin sending out to agents to read. And yes, it is a sequel, although written as a stand-alone, which handicaps the poor thing from the s...

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Responsibility to Readers

9th October 2019

With the recent online posts, about how much writers read, it was interesting to hear what others thought on the subject of their reading. As I mainly write for children, apart from some short stories and poetry, I have always been aware of the message my writing is giving to those who read my books...

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Perils of the Synopsis

26th September 2019

One of the lesser pleasures of sending a book out to an agent, I discover, is the necessity of completing a covering letter and synopsis. The easier bit, in comparison, is the book writing. I have now reduced the synopsis to six hand-written pages. Thinking this might be less when typed, I then reme...

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Ironbridge Gorge

River Dark Complete, Writing Snakeskin and Failed Feathers

11th September 2019

  Finally completed the editing of River Dark. Now to complete a synopsis, send it out, and begin the book for adults, Snakeskin and Failed Feathers.  A great challenge, but looking forward to this. Unfortunately, River Dark is a sequel to Candle Dark, therefore not of great interest to ...

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First Wolf

10th September 2019

A Dangerous Hearth Lord It was my twelfth year of life when my father Godwin hurled the wolf’s head at the mighty Eorl Uhtred, bringing my childhood to a violent end. The cold woke me early on that terrible day. My three-year-old brother Rinan, curled up like a dormouse beside me, had ta...

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Thin Time, it’s Halloween!

26th August 2019

Thin Time, it's Halloween! (continued)  At the word Fymm, the dog sat up, his velvety-brown eyes shining in the firelight.  His short tail thumped on the paving, and from the shadows strode the tallest and strangest woman I had ever seen. The tangled wreath of ivy on her wild green hair...

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Soon be Halloween!

21st August 2019

Thin Time  Weird Things Begin to Happen - Chapter One (continued from the previous post). If I’d gone straight home from school it wouldn’t have happened, but after my mum died, and my dad married again, home wasn’t the same any more.  Now I had a stepmother and a five-year-old stepbr...

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