Monthly Archives: September 2011

Google recognition!

Google search engine now finds my website – success! I spent time playing with various connections and bingo, Google admits I exist. My home page of Yahoo doesn’t recognise me yet – Yahoo beware, I might change my home page so start registering.

I’ve just purchased a new laptop, an Acer 14″, and it’s a beauty. I’m really thrilled with it and I’ve also updated with Microsoft Office 2011. I find this an excellent program, simpler, once you find your way about it, and Onenote for a writer is a boon. I first heard about Onenote at Swanwick and determined on my return to upgrade. But the upgrade has run to a new laptop as well, how things escalate!

I’ve been concentrating on the short stories I created from my course and have now submitted one to Writer’s Forum for their monthly competition and the other to a competition at Malvern – a 10min read-out story; 8 stories will be chosen to read aloud to a live audience at Malvern Theatre – fingers crossed!


NAWG short story competition

This is the first time that NAWG have had an open competition and well worth entering. Their site is worth a visit too. They hold an interesting conference with workshops in September and I’m hoping to attend myself next year.

Announcing the new NAWG Open Short Story competition. Closing date 31st October.
First prize £250.
Details from the web site –
You don’t have to belong to NAWG to enter.

New day, another post and oops!

Having set up my website I am staring at the 250 new business cards – very smart blue ones – that I rashly had printed before I set up this site! Ho hum, no www page to be seen. Anyone want a card?

I have just been on the website of the short story writer, Linda Lewis, whom I met at Swanwick. Very interesting lady, and she manages to make a living from her writing. I am overwhelmed with respect! Those of you who read the popular women’s magazines will have seen her stories under the pen name of Catherine Howard. Check out her website, she is an inspiration:

Finding my way around this site now – I just have to get it recognised by Google, not as easy as I hoped!

Hello world!

Having just come back from the wonderful Writers’ Summer School at Swanwick – check it out at – I have decided to have a web page to encourage other writers and share writing news, so here it is!

Check out my other pages to learn more about me and my writing.


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