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The Enigma of Success

by Claire Buss As we come to the end of another year now is the time to look back and reflect on how much we have managed to achieve,  a time to measure our success. But that rather begs the question of what exactly is success to a writer?   This is how ...
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A Badger Christmas Carol: Part One

by C H Clepitt & Claire Buss   It was said that it was the death of his wife that made Michael McAllister hate the badgers. Her passing, complications from emphysema, cast a bleak cloud over Greenwood Farm. She was the one who used to care for the animals, not just the ...

Turning Family History into Stories

by Sheila Johnson My historical romance, Waireka - Maori for sweet waters- began as a fictionalised account of a real family story.   A distant relative of my Father’s wrote an account of his first ancestors arrival in New Zealand from Scotland. The story my relative shared was captivating as it explored the difficult conditions of my relatives as early nineteenth ...
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Southend

by Ann Dineen   I will top up and go, alight the iron horse that knows the way Shackles released, they gather at my feet, biding their time Speed past houses that get bigger, spaces between them grow greener Trees wave their branches in greeting as we rush on by   Step from the train, smell of ...
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Pen to Print Office Festive Opening Hours 2019/20

Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and New Year! We normally love to welcome everyone into the office we would just like to let you all know the team at Pen to Print are having a short festive break, the Pen to Print office will be closed over the festive period our ...

From Roots to Routes

by Daisy Hart Writing for me has never been about the physical act, and instead has always been a way for me to project my worries, experiences and beliefs into a world where for me, clarity doesn’t exist. As a child I attended a Steiner school, a German schooling system where children do ...
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Political Appeal

by H. B. O'Neill   I’m watching you An announced candidacy and a strong confident wave I’ve seen this show before A handshake with past party leaders and a practised smile as the camera pops I know exactly what you’re going to do A suitably-proud spouse and well-groomed kids carefully placed to strike a pose Assemble the pawns ...
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Words

by Juneha Chowdhury   Words do not discriminate, Can come from anywhere. No limit to what words can create, Handled with due love and care. Those with great words will always find a way To reach, effect, to inspire. To lift, enhance and transform someone's day. Where there's words, there's passion, there's fire. Start with one and the rest will ...

Separating the Rocks From the Spindryer

By Gertcha Cowson I think I have always had a gift for using words in abstract and metaphoric ways but could never get myself to sit down and put it to paper. I did try writing lyrics when I was a teenager but, life got in the way and I put ...