Tag Archives: Stories

The Frustrated Hunter

Hi, Keith here! Annabelle has been telling me about Millie and Pearl, the two dogs who used to live here before. She said they used to leave their bodies and astral-travel to Storyland to hunt down ideas for her stories. … 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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Reincarnation

In my next life, I’d like to come back as a seagull. Fly, swim, eat fish and chips. Who could ask for more? (Even if you don’t believe in reincarnation, it makes a great premise for a story!)    

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Read Your Dog a Story! #WorldReadAloudDay

Hi, Pearl here! I’ve been unwell for the last couple of weeks, with some sort of acute arthritis which made my front feet swell up. It was really painful for a while, and I’ve had to take nasty medicine. The … Continue reading

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Lazy Pearl and Free Writing

You may have noticed that Pearl’s posts have been somewhat sporadic since she took over from Millie. This is because greyhounds are basically lazy. They sometimes have spurts of energy, but they prefer to spend most of their time chilling … Continue reading

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Advice, please!

I recently read on a writing advice website that ‘He took a deep breath’ is a cliche. Now, I’ll admit we don’t want a character taking a deep breath every five minutes. However, in certain circumstances a human being does … Continue reading

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Items for the Cosmic Dustbin, please!

Hi, Pearl here! Thanks to Millie’s excellent tuition I am now a thoroughly sophisticated and literate Greyhound in my own right, so I’d like to tell you a bit about Annabelle’s work in progress. In the third book of the Bad … Continue reading

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My Not So Pedigree Dogs

As a literate Lurcher I’m always on the lookout for new talent, and I love this story by our friend Poppy, a promising writer at age 11. This tale was inspired by her own dogs. My Not So Pedigree Dogs … Continue reading

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A Highly Literate Lurcher

I’ve been blaming Annabelle for not posting so much about my adventures, but it isn’t all her fault. Now I’m getting older, I don’t have so many adventures – and I certainly can’t be chasing boys anymore! However, there are advantages … Continue reading

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Donate a Book to a Worthwhile Cause #MARCHingBookstoKids #PBPiO

We are delighted to be donating a book to the Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa Storybook Project. This March, a signed copy of ‘The Slapstyx’ will be winging its way across the pond for parents (and grandparents) in prison to read … Continue reading

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