Tuesday, 29 March 2016

A-Z Challenge

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

From Friday, I will be taking part in the Blogging from A-Z April (2016) challenge. I normally only post once per week, but over April there will be 26 posts, with each post linked to a letter of the alphabet (the first post linked to A; the second to B and so on). We all get Sundays off!

I do hope you will stick around for all of them all. It should be great fun. At least, I'm hoping it will all be great fun!

Normal blogging service will be resumed in May. Fear not! I will not be posting 26 posts in a month for the rest of the year!

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Don't forget that I'm offering a discount on pre-orders of The Wrong Kind of Clouds. Go here and use the code CLOUDS to get £2 off.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Sand timers

sand timer
I love sand timers. I have four on my desk in front of me as I type, though two of them are for the same length of time. None of them are ornate, antique or valuable (though I'm not averse to getting some of them!). They are all plastic, with coloured sand in them and three were described as aids for children with special educational needs. Read into that what you will!

So why do I have four sand timers on my desk?

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Pen and paper? Or all digital?

My writing buddy and I have been talking stationery. (My writing buddy is Stuart Lennon. You can follow his news here: http://stuartlennon.com/ Pop over there (the link opens in a new window; you won't lose me), have a browse of his great blog, sign up so you don't miss his news and then come back. It's fine. I'm not going anywhere).

Stuart and I were talking stationery after we'd both just bought a pile of notebooks. I'm an inveterate 'plan on paper' person. I need to write things by hand before I go near a computer. Stuart wasn't so sure, initially, but then, it's always been my intention to take over the world and convert it to using beautiful stationery and Stuart was 'convinced' by my arguments! Consequently, we now have some great chats about notebooks, fountain pens and ink!

writing in a notebook
[image by unsplash on pixabay]

When I once said I used notebooks to plan a book, a friend was amazed. "I'm surprised that you don't write it all on the computer. Is there a reason for that?"

Well, yes. There are several!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

DISCOUNT!


I am offering a £2 discount on pre-orders of The Wrong Kind of Clouds for a limited period. The normal price for the paperback will be £8.99 but you can get it for £6.99.

The offer is only available via the Matador site and will finish once the book is published. The offer code is CLOUDS

Pre-order here now and grab a bargain! Make sure you put CLOUDS in all capitals to get the discount.

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