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Easy Ways …

I knew Jennie Willett before TSL came into being. Jennie and I worked for the same Further Education (FE) teacher training consortium. Already then I’d read her self-published Easy Ways to Build Assertiveness and...

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Cows

For those who don’t know me, I love cows! (A friend couldn’t resist giving me the one in the feature image in December 2016). I think my love of cows goes back to my...

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Books open minds

“You could tell a lot about a man by the books he keeps – his tastes, his interest, his habits.” ― Walter Benjamin Books are an integral part of my life. I read them,...

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Author (and publisher) well-being

If you’re anything like me, sitting in front of your computer screen takes up the majority of the day (and possibly evening). Oh, yes, we know all about what we should do – take...

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Short Story Preview: Forget it

‘It was only a fucking rumour,’ I said, getting annoyed. ‘He didn’t really blow his brains out on stage after singing Forget It. He’s alive and well and living in Detroit.’ ‘Ja, I know,’...

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The Good Vicar – RJ Whitfield

The Good Vicar by RJ Whitfield is a book which has grown on me. I may have mentioned elsewhere that this is not a book I would have read by choice because it has...

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Fairies: life is not what it seems

Gabriella Harding’s post Away with the Lincoln Fairies inspired this post. Fairies are most prominent in children’s stories, the most famous probably being Wendy in Peter Pan. Surprisingly, they don’t feature in any of...

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Naming Characters

One of the things I love about Charles Dickens’ writing is the naming of his characters. Each name seems to capture the essence of the character. Names are important, they conjure up visions and...

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Tales of World War 2

Many regard World War 1 as being the war which influenced the twentieth century most. However, World War 2 is the one most referred to because it was the last major conflict and affected...