Month: November 2012

Better late than never

One of the great things about my brother was the way he’d introduce me to TV programmes or films that he thought I’d enjoy. He was invariably correct (up until the second series of South park, anyway).Through him I encountered Spaced, Black Books, The Simpsons and Family Guy. Looking back, I don’t know why I …

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Mondays with Monika – 5

A little late this week – my fault entirely. Freelance writer, blogger and writing dynamo Monika opens her heart, lays bare the workings of her mind right now, and doesn’t mince her words. Previous posts are located here: Part 1 Monday 22nd Oct, Part 2 Monday 29th Oct and Part 3 Monday 5th November and Part 4 Monday 19 November. …

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Wow! Really‽ Thanks!

That ought to cover it. Next week is Thanksgiving in the US and also, coincidentally, the launch day for Covenant in paperback form. As it happens, I used to commemorate Thanksgiving even after coming back to Blighty (I’m not sure how much you can celebrate an overseas festival on your own), although my form was probably …

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Mondays with Monika – 4

It’s that time of the week again, as freelance writer and committed blogger Monika spills the beans. Previous posts are located here: Part 1 Monday 22nd Oct, Part 2 Monday 29th Oct and Part 3 Monday 5th November. 1. Does writing about topics that are so personal change the way you feel about them? Not necessarily making you …

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Mondays with Monika – 3

I’m talking with Monika Spykerman, about the things that matter to her as a writer, mum (or mom, if you prefer), wife and writer (yep, two writers). Here, Monika talks candidly about her own blog – Motheroad – and about the ways in which she uses her writing. Previous posts are located here: Part 1 Monday 22nd Oct and …

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