Tag Archive: writing

The other woman

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I’ll finish my stint at Vie Hebdomadaires with a confession: there’s another woman in my life. I knew her slightly in childhood, and had forgotten her. But I ran into her again maybe… Continue reading

The last post

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Sunday 1st July Well, I’ve done my week, commenting on sundry things that have interested me, so I’ll finish with some observations on writing. Unlike some of my fellow bloggers, I have no… Continue reading

Mamma Mia!

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Friday 29th June I should like to add a dissenting voice to all the praise that has been heaped on Mamma Mia!, which I watched last night for the second time. I didn’t… Continue reading

Writing competitions

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Thursday 28th June I go in for a lot of short story competitions. That’s to say, I have done, although rather less so lately, being, as I am, more given to writing plays.… Continue reading

Clare versus the Literary World

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Tuesday 26th June Having got your attention with some nice nosh, I’ll say a bit about my writing. I suppose I’m a (very) late bloomer, really, but none the less sincere and ambitious.… Continue reading

A Writer Blocked

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I sit down at my computer and open it up. I know I need to write something, but I procrastinate. I check my email and my bank account and Facebook for the hundredth… Continue reading

A Blogging Identity Crisis

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I am, I suppose, a “Mommy Blogger.” When I started my blog, Moments of Exhilaration, last fall, my first post was entitled, simply enough, “Mommy Blogging!” After sporadically writing a book blog for… Continue reading

Don’t Judge Others Before Walking in Their Shoes

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My dear father-in-law once told me the story of when he hosed down his youngest son out of frustration during a potty-training session gone awry. Amid everyone’s amusement at what has now become… Continue reading

Once Upon a Father

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Tragedy. It will happen sooner or later to each of us, to greater or lesser degrees. And when it does, you can either let it suffocate you in a perceptual state of self-pity, bitterness and sorrow – or… Continue reading

True Artists Pay No Mind to What You Think

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Since the release of my novel, LITTLE 15, in January, I have received a tremendous response – albeit emotional at times – from readers and reviewers alike. The reactions that have struck me most, however, have come… Continue reading