Author Archives: Barbara

Autumn

I am enjoying Autumn as she sinks into winter.   Leaves that have basked in summer’s fondness with generous amounts of rain to sustain the heat soaked days are loosening their grasp on withering branches.   Gusts of winter’s breath … Continue reading

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Lazy Days

Settling back into holiday mode after a frantic few days catering for lots of people over Christmas.   The weather is amazing but the change from cool to hot is so sudden that we are all sheltering away from the … Continue reading

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only 18,700 words

Well NaNoWriMo was very interesting.  I got nowhere near the goal of 50,000 words in November but it was an amazing experience to just write and not think about the grammar, the spelling or the sense of it. I had prepared plot … Continue reading

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started NaNoWriMo

I didn’t wait up till midnight on November 1st but settled down at 3.00pm that day to start my novel.  I found it was quite unchallenging just to put words down without the feeling of checking back on the grammar … Continue reading

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my NaNoWriMo novel is planned

The setting for my novel has always been there.  A crazy private school in England that thought good deportment and clean nails would see us able to cope with making or way in the world! But how to make it … Continue reading

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Countdown to NaNoWriMo

I made the mistake of reading a book on structuring your novel – very good – but I realize that my plan is not very structured, in fact not structured at all. So back to the drawing board.  I have … Continue reading

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starting to plan my novel

I have just had a week in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.  A great little capital city – home to Weta Workshop that created the animations for all the Hobbit movies.  It is a city of steps.  Everywhere you … Continue reading

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