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Five Ways to Build the Writing Habit – By Ali Hale

Five Ways to Build the Writing Habit – By Ali Hale

Whether you’re just starting out with writing, or whether you’re a seasoned pro picking up your pen again after a dry spell, you might have discovered just how daunting that blank page can be. Sitting down and putting words on paper (or on a computer screen) can be a huge effort. No wonder writers find […]

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Born To sell

Born To sell

By David P. Willis from http://bit.ly/ZrIhK The small house at 7 1/2 West End Court in Long Branch where one-time renter Bruce Springsteen wrote “Born to Run,” “Thunder Road” and other songs on the “Born to Run” album is up for sale for $299,000. The house came on the market this past weekend, said Susan […]

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Movie – Broken Embraces

Movie – Broken Embraces

  The much publicised new Penelope Cruz Spanish film makes a good contrast to last weeks G.I. Joe. The Spanish accent is not at all annoying as the French. Shame my next trip is to the very French, Montreal. I cannot workout why it’s a thriller although it is a good drama with several entwining […]

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10 Questions to Ask Before Writing Your Book

10 Questions to Ask Before Writing Your Book

By Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound One of the saddest parts of my job as a publicity expert is taking calls from authors who are almost in tears. All the calls sound the same. The authors have spent a fortune writing, publishing and marketing their books—with few sales to show for it. Most of them […]

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Movie – G.I. Joe

Movie – G.I. Joe

A bonus movie for a Sunday evening when nothing else was showing. BF and I fancied one more film before he returned home to NYC. Strangely during his time in England, I’ve been sent free preview tickets for 3 films so either I never noticed them before or the film God is encouraging us both […]

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Movie – Away We Go

Movie – Away We Go

I was offered preview of this and as I wanted to see it anyway, I squeezed it into the schedule. And I’m very glad I did although over 2 hours have never gone so fast in a cinema! There were laughs from the very opening scene and I didn’t recognise anyone until it got to […]

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Movie – Inglorious Basterds

Movie – Inglorious Basterds

This is the one the BF and I had planned to watch together. Although I warm to Tarantino when I see him being interviewed, most recently  brilliantly on the Jonathan Ross show, I cannot recall enjoying any of his crazy genius films. This is the movie I was hoping will change that status. In fact […]

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How come I’ve never heard of Julia Childs?

How come I’ve never heard of Julia Childs?

In USA or UK? Apparantly she changed America……. Looking forward to film though – any film about food is good! Share the love…

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Movie – The Hurt Locker

Movie – The Hurt Locker

Probably not one on the A list had it not been for the fact that I got free preview tickets and the BF was itching to go to the cinema since he arrived from NY 6 days ago. I’d been seeing some positive comments on Twitter about it from the US for a few weeks […]

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Diary – Boyfriends Visit P2: London Calling  (August 30th 2009)

Diary – Boyfriends Visit P2: London Calling (August 30th 2009)

I’d pictured this scene a million times over in the last 121 days. I imagined tears, nervousness and even immigration control problems. I dreamt of beaming smiles, deep kisses and immense hugs. I agitated over him being there before me and not knowing where I was (I had a 4.50am start!) and tripping up on […]

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