Today’s Picture: 12 Aug 20

On today's walk, taken early as we've been promised some thunder storms later! Stuck indoors and unable to get out and enjoy nature? Then this series is for you. I’m aiming to brighten the days by posting pictures of natural beauty. If you’re a visitor to this site, and able to go where you like, …

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Today’s Picture: 9 Aug 20

A track in the Forest of Dean. To those who can’t get outdoors to enjoy nature at present, this series is for you. I’m aiming to brighten the days by posting pictures of natural beauty. If you’re visiting this site, and able to go where you like, perhaps you’ll do something for those less fortunate …

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#Readers, #BookReviews, #Bookbloggers.

Do you read? Love books? I love readers; you’re my raison d’etre as a writer, the reason I write stories. So, I want more. One of the best ways of helping other readers is through reviews. So, here’s the deal: I’ll send you a copy of any of my books in exchange for an honest …

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2 Steps to Greater Exposure.

Share buttons In common with many writers, I support other authors. But some websites and blogs make this very difficult. Or, at least, do nothing to make it easy. We’re all busy people; time is our most precious resource. It’s sensible to make sharing your output as simple as possible. When Jo visits your site …

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Perils of Social Media Engagement

Okay, I shouldn’t have done it. I know. But, sometimes, my passion for an issue overcomes my internal common-sense policeman and I get involved. A short while ago, I posted a Tweet relating to Climate Change, an issue dear to my heart long before I joined Greenpeace in the 1980s. It reached some deniers on …

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What Next?

Best laid plans… I woke last Thursday intent on starting a new short story. My usual method is to gather two or three characters, get to know them, select a theme or two, and begin writing, allowing the story to unfold. It’s worked in the past, so, although I haven’t done it for a couple …

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2018!

Just taking time out to wish all my friends, readers, followers, and visitors a very happy new year. I generally make only one resolution each year: to not make any resolutions. (Don't you just love a paradox?) But this time, I'm determined to keep a positive outlook and try very hard to share only those …

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Liking is Lovely, but Sharing is Caring.

All of us who blog, or use a website to inform potential readers about our books, are aware of the struggle for exposure, the difficulty of getting our names out there. We indulge in online activity to add value to the lives of others (at least, I hope we do: those interested only in self-promotion …

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#Tips for Sharing Posts Online

Time and again, I read a post on a writer's site (or some other interesting blog) and want to share the information with my own readers and/or friends. And, time and again, I discover the blogger hasn't provided any sharing facilities. That makes it awkward to share, so I often don't bother. And, yet, it …

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