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A Quake to Change Your World: 7 Years On

The low rumble barely registered in her subconscious. The small shakes of the bed were enough to pull her from her sleep. “Great,” she mumbled. “Gijs is having another asthma attack.” With a sudden jolt, the bed jumped across the floor and banged into the wall. The teddy bears and dolls tumbled through the air.Read […]

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7/7/7 Writer’s Challenge

I’m not normally one for chain letters, but I seem to be completely swept up in the excitement that is #PitchWars, hence when I was challenged to the 7/7/7 Writer’s Challenge, I had to accept. (Thanks Andrea Contos.) Here’s how it works: You go to your WIP (work-in-progress for my non-writer readers) and find page […]

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All writers have to begin somewhere…

When a writer is asked about how they started writing, the answers are varied. However, if one thinks about it, all writers start their journey at a very young age. In school, we all have those creative writing assignments, even if we dread them. Recently, I was challenged to find a piece of writing from […]

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The Toilet is Historic…

It’s amazing how time just seems to creep by. Before we realise it, months have whizzed by. I feel like that at the moment. So much is going on, and I’ve only just realised that I still haven’t finished my wonderful list of names for toilets. To my readers, I must apologise for this. In […]

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The Journey Begins…

For the last few days, I have found myself reminiscing over how my journey into writing all began. If I think about it, I have always made up stories. As a child, I would spend hours with a tape recorder making up plays for my Barbies to act out. Yes, I’m really that old. Shame […]

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Sometimes you have to just laugh, or you’ll cry.

There are some mornings that you should just stay in bed. I believe this morning was one of them. This morning, the lovely city of Christchurch woke up to thin layers of ice everywhere. I should probably inform you that my driveway never sees the sun, so every winter, we get ice on the driveway. […]

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I need to go to the Jacks…

Recently, I enjoyed a movie night with my family, watching the 1986 film Short Circuit. I remember going to see this film when it first came out in the cinema. It is filled with humour that all can enjoy. (My dad’s favourite line is, “Great Software.” He’s a computer geek.) Anyway, I have seen this […]

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