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Author of The Adventures of Henrietta Hedgekin. Writer and meandering dreamer.  This site is a record of my work and thoughts during my journey as a writer.  Don’t forget to visit Book Corner for some free short stories.

Collective Nouns – The Fun Uncle of the Writing World

Let me start by saying Happy New Year, everyone. As you may have gathered from this article’s title, I’m going to talk about collective nouns. I love collective nouns. Writing is filled with stuffy grammar rules that no one really likes, and which were created by the gods of writing to torture and torment schoolchildren…

A Merry Christmas to Everyone

As the big day approaches, I just want to wish everybody a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. Thank you for a great 2022!

First Drafts – Your Own Block of Marble

Let’s speak about first drafts. Sorry to say it, but your first draft sucks. This might be one of the most misunderstood parts of writing for new and fledgling writers. You’ve completed your first draft but something isn’t right. It’s not the instant masterpiece you had envisaged. What’s going on?