Category Archives: Annabelle’s writing

The Slapstyx – a great summer holiday read! #kidlit #fantasy #humour

What if the dirt and grime that appears in our homes was actually put there by goblins? What if those goblins filled our homes with dirt that could only be removed with one product – a detergent that poisoned the … Continue reading

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Lyra Goes to School

Lyra is almost a year old now, and much calmer than when she first came. Her couch potato training is going well and she sleeps most of the morning, allowing me to get on with my WIP. Soon she’ll be … Continue reading

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Lyra’s Lessons

As some of you may know, my previous hounds have been avid readers, and they all loved a good story. When they appeared to be asleep with their paws twitching, their astral bodies would be racing through Storyland, hunting down … Continue reading

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Terminal Boredom #shortstory #amwriting #writingcommunity

I was very scared when I died, because I’d done terrible things in my life. I always thought I’d have time to make up for them, but in the end it wasn’t to be. I kept putting off atonement until … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone Next Door #Halloween

I live next door to an Airbnb, so quite often there are people there who don’t know me, or no one there at all. This is a problem when stuff I’ve ordered gets delivered there by mistake – something that … Continue reading

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The Great Wotiff

The Great Wotiff is a monster from hell. It has long, tenacious tentacles, and if it gets its claws into you, you can end up totally paralysed. It doesn’t start off like this. When your parents first instal it in … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Eve

It was another sunny day in the Garden of Eden. The birds were singing, the bees were buzzing and that big old snake was sliding around in the grass. Adam was working in the poly tunnel, and Eve was picking … Continue reading

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Writer v Inner Editor

Ed: God, what a clunky sentence. Me: Never mind, it’ll do. Ed: It’ll do? That’s the sort of attitude that leads to lazy writing! Me: I meant it’ll do for now. We can tidy it up later. Ed: You can’t … Continue reading

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Luxury Obstacles

In a recent blog post, Marquessa posed the following question: “If you could choose your own life obstacles, would you keep the ones you have?” My answer was absolutely not! I won’t go into them here, but given the chance … Continue reading

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The Joy of Tinkering

Editing is my favourite part of the writing process. The first draft is like pulling teeth, and marketing is a wall-to-wall stressfest, but tinkering with a story is pure unadulterated fun. I love fleshing out characters, colouring in scenes and … Continue reading

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