Mrs Darcy

Dagenham Rules, Henderson’s Variation

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… is now published. I’m not 100% sure what it’s about, but I think it has something to do with competitive relationships, trust, emasculation and The Games People Play. But maybe not. In other news, Mrs Darcy now has her own page on the Salt website. And that is one deeply scary picture of the […]

Other people

Oh Blog, I Have Been Neglecting You

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Sorry, blog. It’s just… well, I’m not sure, really. Let me try to explain. Weird business, being a writer. Weirder still, being a writer-who’s-about-to-have-two-books-published. Part of me is desperate to get the books out there so that I can point to them and say, “Look! I’m a proper writer now!” and part of me is […]

Acceptances

The Battered Suitcase

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It’s possible that regular readers of this blog may have gained the impression that the course of my writing life runs like a smooth, well-oiled machine, untroubled by such petty problems as rejection, frustration or failure. However, nothing could be further from the truth: I get rejections and failures all the time. There are some […]

Mrs Darcy

The Sound of Mutants

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Wickhampedia continues on its merry way through the hinterland of Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens, and today we reach the only musical ever based on one of Jane Austen’s works. Who knew? I think it’s fair to say that Dave Weaver has excelled himself with the artwork for this one. Quite remarkable. Especially considering that […]

Acceptances

Another Fling at Every Day Poets

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Well, today started nicely with an acceptance from Every Day Poets for my parody “Now We Are (Practising Safe) Sex”. A.A.Milne’s corpse should probably get ready to spin now. In other news, I received my signed copy of Nicola Morgan‘s “Write to be Published” today and it looks terrific. Especially page 246. Page 246 is […]

Events

University of Hertfordshire Creative Writing Awards

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After the Scott Prize results were announced, I thought it might be nice to get in touch with a few people who encouraged me along the way. Pretty much the first stop on the journey was the University of Hertfordshire, because winning third prize in their creative writing award in 2007 was THE critical event […]

Stuff

Versatile Blogger, That’s Me

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Some time ago, my good mate Oscar Windsor-Smith tagged me with this, for which I feel deeply honoured. He also gave strict instructions that I should reveal seven hitherto unsuspected things about myself and then tag a further seven hapless victims myself. I was just about to respond to this when I saw what Claire King […]