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Did You Know…

Did You Know…

Did You know… 1. Leo Tolstoy was born Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy on 09th September 1828, he was born in Russia to Count Nikolai Tolstoy and Countess Mariya Tolstaya. Leo was the fourth of five children. 2. Leo went to Kazan University in 1844 to study Law and Oriental Languages, he was described by his teachers as … Continue reading

Stocktaking

Stocktaking

As well as being the start of the six weeks holidays this is a great time to take stock of the year so far. I don’t know about you but for me the next few months usually seem to fly by and before you know it it’s December, Christmas and time for re making new years … Continue reading

Count Down…..

Count Down…..

Just four more working days before the children break up from school and I’m starting to think about a writing  strategy for the six weeks holiday’s. Late evenings writing will be a thing of the past for the next six weeks as my writing time gets chopped out in favour of stop up nights, it might … Continue reading

What Did He Say?

What Did He Say?

I always find it fascinating to hear what other famous authors have to say about writing. This is what Robert Crichton had to say about starting a novel; ‘I was fretting too much over that opening sentence. I worked on it scrupulously, thinking that if I could only get the first sentence right, the rest … Continue reading