Monthly Archives: May 2008

Dating and Emoticoms

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Okay…a bit of a bait-and-switch, that.  No, I don’t mean dating as in “I’m taking Johnny Depp out to dinner next Saturday.”  Rather, I mean dating as in carbon dating, placing a date – a real moment in time – …

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Standing at the Crossroads

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A few more things of note for today: 1.  For those English-speaking Europeans out there, I will be interviewed on Radio Europe on their book show tomorrow, Thursday, 29 May at 1.20 pm (or should I say 13.20?).  Give a …

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Oh, What a Night…..

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Gee, those guys at Waterstones are great! Last night’s launch was terrific.  Lots of people, plenty of wine, heaps of books.  Thanks so much to the Waterstones team for providing such a fun and easy-going atmosphere, and for even taking …

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Of note

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1.  The New Writer magazine is one I’ve subscribed to since the very beginning of my writing career.  It’s always been helpful, full of good advice, and lots of really good poetry and stories, too.  And now, in the May/June …

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Oh yes!

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I’m definitely off and running!  Last week we had the press launch of Tangled Roots.  I got to wear my new red scarf (see below), and I even made it though my speech without crying.  Better than me gushing about …

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The books……

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….are here! Aren’t they lovely?

Fun and/or Terrifying

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Every once in a while, something that I post here touches a nerve and ricochets around the blogworld.  My last posting, Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid , seems to have done just that.  Before anything else I write today, I want …

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Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

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A few days ago, Angie Michaelis, wrote a very interesting and wise blog about the role fear plays in the writing process.  For most of us, it is a demon always present, sometimes so huge it’s insurmountable, sometimes so puny we …

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What’s On My Desk?

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Here’s a confession for you…I love reading those articles about writers’ working lives, how they write, where, when, and all those piddly little details that come together to make us who we are.  I recently discovered that the multi-talented Sarah …

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From Notting Hill Gate to Tsverskaya

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Today I went to the branch of Waterstones on Notting Hill Gate where the official public launch of Tangled Roots will be held on Thursday, 22 May 7.00 pm (come one, come all!).  I looked  around the room, got a …

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