Tag Archives: Swanwick Writers’ Summer School

The 5 Questions of Writing by guest author Lynne Hallett

Good friends are always precious. However, when you are an author, the job can be rather solitary by nature, therefore the importance of friendship is amplified. It is therefore a special treat to have my good friend and fellow Swanwicker, Lynne Hallett, visit the blog today to discuss her writing habits. When I started writing …

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The 5 Questions of Writing by guest author Patricia M Osborne

I am thrilled that my friend and fellow Swanwicker, Patricia M. Osborne, has agreed to visit my blog today to explain about her writing journey. Over to you, Patricia. Hi Val, thank you for inviting me over to your blog today to talk about my writing. When Did I Start To Write? I’ve been writing …

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The 5 Questions about my Writing by guest author Allison Symes

One of my dearest friends, whom I met through the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, is the talented flash fiction writer and blogger Allison Symes. Allison’s writing, I know, inspires younger and less experienced writers. So I am delighted that she joins me today to reveal her answers to 5 questions about her writing. Many thanks …

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Streets of Darkness by A. A. Dhand

I first met Amit Dhand after he had been a speaker at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School last year and I bought his debut novel Streets of Darkness. I almost didn’t go to his talk because I had had a busy day and was quite tired and he was an author I had never heard of. …

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A Fresh Start by guest author Andrew Roberts

My friend and fellow writer ans Swanwicker, Andrew Roberts, has made time to vist the blog to share the remarkably brave changes he has made to his life to advance his writing career. 2018 has been an interesting year for me, with some major changes to my life; I left a full-time accountsjob, paving the …

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My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England

I recently picked up a copy of My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England when I was at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. The book was on my TBR list, so I was pleased to see it, but I had never ead anything by this author previously, so I did not know exactly waht to expect. I …

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A Life-Changing Experience by guest author Lynne Hallett

‘Writing makes my soul sing,’ says Lynne Hallett, author of nine books for children. Today I am thrilled to have my friend from Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, Lynne Hallett who shares her writing journey with me. Thank you for joining me, Lynne. When I was little I never dreamed of being a writer. I wanted …

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My Writing and Me by Guest Author Allison Symes

My friend and fellow author and Swanwicker, Allison Symes is making a welcome return to my blog today to explain her own writing journey. Thank you so much for making time to do that, Allison. Aliison’s first book, From Light to Dark and Back Again, is reviewed on this site: bookreviewstoday.info/2017/03/22/from-light-to-dark-and-back-again-by-allison-symes/. My flash fiction and …

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From English Language to Zany Fiction by guest author Geoff Parkes

I am thrilled to have my fellow writer and friend from Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, Geoff Parkes, joining me on my blog today to share his writing journey. Thank you, Geoff. My writing journey began by accident 30 years ago. I was lying in hospital after an operation on my vocal cords, unable to speak. …

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A Life in Fairy Tales by guest author Elizabeth Hopkinson

I am delighted to have a fellow Swanwicker visit my blog today. Elizabeth Hopkinson takes time today to tell us about her life long love of fairy tales.  When I was a child, my grandparents bought me a 4-record album of fairy tales and nursery rhymes. I listened to it over and over again. I …

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