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A writing journal worth keeping

A journal is a notebook with a fancy name, though not as fancy as chronicle. Many writers keep journals filled with scribbles which are more important than they look - observations and memories and experiences and dreams, ideas for plots and characters and settings, juicy news snippets and eavesdropped secrets. We do this because inspiration is transient and memory all too porous. There's also a theory we'll discover our unconscious selves, learn our unique relationships to the world, develop our voices. I recently read my journals, kept since 2005. After much cringing and more shredding, here in a nutshell is what I've concluded: Write the journal you'll want to read. Like writing a novel,

 
 
 
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Reading, writing and smiling

I live in Sussex by the sea, writing stories and novels which are speculative, historical and literary. I blog and tweet about inspiration, happy writing and delicious words. My goal is to share a little everyday magic.

 

You can find my work in the NonBinary Review, Write Like You're AliveTrue Tales from the Old Hill , Hysteria 6, Everyday Epics, Stories for Homes, and Every Day Fiction.

There are also some tiny fictions on this site which I hope you enjoy.

 
 
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Book Reviews

My book reviews are over on Goodreads. I'm always delighted to receive requests from authors. If your book appeals to me I'll buy it, read it and review it. I'd love to hear from you.

 
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