A Visiting Hero!

A Visiting Hero! - blog post image
BY Julia Thum | 0 Comment(s)

Parus the baby blue tit is a hero in a story I wrote for one of my sons, The Song Birds of Lane End Garden. Imagine my delight when he turned

up on my friend’s doorstep the other week! I will try and work out how to put the story on my website for you to download. Watch this space.

I have been in my editing cave putting the final tweaks to The Witches Punchbowl this week. I’m about to do a final read through and must try and delete every single word that isn't needed - you'll be amazed how many ‘ands’ and ‘buts’ and ‘actuallys’ we can do without! Look at that last sentence - did the word single add anything?

There are new photos on the website gallery - some starting points for your own stories I hope.

I have had to disconnect the forum. I’m disappointed but there's a glitch with Adobe and you can't contribute from an iPod or an iPhone. I haven't done a survey but guess more than fifty percent of you use those gadgets! I'll let you know when they fix the glitch

That’s all for now …




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The Phantom Lollipop Man! - blog post image

The Phantom Lollipop Man!

Review to follow (busy week!) but, as you can see, I adored this hence its position as the March Book of the Month!  



Igniting Writing is a creative writing club hosted at Wokingham Library and completely free to attend. The club provides a fun, relaxed atmosphere where 11-18 year-olds can develop their storytelling and writing skills. Writing can be a bit of a solitary activity, so this provides a great opportunity for teens to come together and write as a group, share their imaginative story ideas with others and build friendships with other young aspiring writers. Sessions are held on Saturday mornings, 10:30am to 12noon, and focus on a different aspect of writing every week, from creating characters and settings to exploring genres like sci-fi, fantasy and beyond. Roughly once a month Igniting Writing also hosts 'guest speaker' sessions, where local authors, poets, journalists and other people experienced in the world of writing come and share their knowledge and advice – it's a chance to get the inside scoop from the pros!