Category Archives: Annabelle’s writing

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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Change: a new anthology inspired by the #pandemic

What if humans are the disease? What if Hell is real? What if minds and memories could be recorded on a microchip? If statues had consciousness, what changes would they see? What if lockdown deprived you of all mod cons? … Continue reading

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The Slob’s Fate #ShortStory #amwriting

Here’s a short story with a timely warning – don’t get too cosy in your comfy chair this Christmas! THE SLOB’S FATE Gordon was lazy. He’d always been lazy. As a child he’d refused to clean his room when his … Continue reading

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What I Drew #inktober #inktober2020 #inktober52

A few weeks ago I posted about artist Jake Parker’s Inktober challenge, which involved making a drawing every day through October and posting it on a social media platform of your choice (Twitter in my case). I didn’t quite manage … Continue reading

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Day 1: Fish #inktober #inktober2020

I’m no artist but I love to doodle, so I thought I’d give this challenge a go. You make a drawing on each day of October, using the prompts on the Inktober website, then post it on social media with … Continue reading

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The Search for a New Earth

This was originally a guest post for Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. In view of recent events, I thought it was due a rehash. A few years ago BBC2 showed a programme called The Search for a New Earth. It featured … Continue reading

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Kids on Holiday

The Airbnb next door has recently reopened after lockdown and once again the joyful cries of excited kids can be heard in the garden. Sometimes (do I dare admit this?) I find it the tiniest bit irritating and I start … Continue reading

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