Making Allowances – by first beta reader experience

Well readers, I did it. It was a close call but I managed to read, answers questions and give my opinion on Making Allowances within the time limit. I hadn't realised I'd been holding my breath ( not literally) until  I finished. This is what I discovered: It's a good thing to do if you … Continue reading Making Allowances – by first beta reader experience

Being a beta -reader for Making Allowances for Charlie de Luca

Just thought I'd take time out to tell you about the start of my first beta reader experience.  I'm reading Making Allowances by Charlie de Luca for My Cup of Tea Press and very good it is too. This is a new role for me though, I'm feeling the responsibility a bit actually. So far … Continue reading Being a beta -reader for Making Allowances for Charlie de Luca

Review of Writing with Stardust by Liam O’Flynn – what a useful book

What a useful little book this is!  It is crammed full of words, as it says in the forward it aims to teach you to 'look at the world with an artist's eye'. I think it does just that. The book is organised into sections say Rivers and Streams and in each section there are  … Continue reading Review of Writing with Stardust by Liam O’Flynn – what a useful book

All about Orla ( the mad mother in law from Missing in Millfield)

Well I'm not sure which one Orla is. Maybe a mixture of the three amazing woman above, certainly zany well dressed and stylish and a law unto herself.  Here's a brief fact file  of this character who was devised from using the stimulus a tarot card, the fool. The following notes are from my notebook … Continue reading All about Orla ( the mad mother in law from Missing in Millfield)

Just who is Liddy Grey anyway? ( hero of Missing in Millfield)

Scarlett Brodie

Just thought you might be interested in meeting the hero or heroine of my book Missing in Millfield, psychologist Liddy Grey.

First of all she’s a UK educational psychologist. I followed the maxim of write what you know. I know about this role as that’s what I do and a very interesting and absorbing job it is too! In the book she is Dr Liddy Grey, ( UK EPs now take a doctoral qualification) but Liddy wears her learning lightly and remains down to earth, grounded and practical. She’s also a bit scatty, rather disorganised but warm, friendly and good at her job.

In a way writing about Liddy was a release from all the sad, serious things I do deal with from time to time, all the tricky meetings, stressed parents and teachers I meet on a daily basis. So she does lots of fun things and  has an…

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