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John Staffhand: a Short Story by Rosie Reast

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This exclusive short story started life as a fantasy writing prompt.

Nanowrimo progress update for 2020.

Last month I wrote about my plan for succeeding with Nanowrimo and getting my writing mojo back. All while achieving Christmas calm by being prepared for the holiday season. You can read about that here. It is now 15th November… Continue Reading →

How to Win Nanowrimo & Achieve Christmas calm.

Like most people 2020 has been a very strange year but also an important one. I have learned to readjust my expectations and have realised (some of this was forced on me) that I am not super human and can’t… Continue Reading →

Dealing with the Overwhelm

Recently I have been feeling super overwhelmed in most aspects of my life. I never seem to have the time to write, (meaning I’ve turned into a writer who doesn’t really write); I’ve once again been neglecting to blog. (I… Continue Reading →

Farewell to Google Plus

Back in 2011 I received an email inviting me to join an exciting new social media platform. That platform was Google Plus. At first I didn’t really get much out of the platform and after a brief play around with… Continue Reading →

Why I Write

Last year was a difficult one for writing and I gave serious consideration to mothballing my website and having a complete long term break from writing. This forced me to examine why I had so much of my time putting… Continue Reading →

February 2019 Favourites

This month has been a bit of a crazy one, with not much time for anything except work and spending time with the kids. Mostly thanks to a sneaky mid month ear infection. What I’m reading On Writing by Stephen… Continue Reading →

January 2019 Favourites

Since nearly giving up on writing at the end of last year I have been refocusing on things I enjoy and making sure I leave enough mental space to allow new story ideas to flourish. So as January 2019 is… Continue Reading →

2019 Goals

Last week I shared my review of 2018, (which you can find here). So now I thought I would share my goals for the year ahead. They are not super ambitious but hopefully are attainable. Read 33 books. For the last… Continue Reading →

2018 Review

Normally in a post like this I would start by reviewing 2018, sharing word counts and time spent on writing. But I’m not going to do that this time. 2018 was a good year for me in general, I have… Continue Reading →

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