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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Right, OK, so . . .

About last year. 

Thing is, last year was a bit . . . pants. 

When I say a 'bit' pants, I mean it was all of the hugest bloomers ever made, worn by Bridget Jones in a fat-suit. 

It was UTTER HUGE PANTS. 

And so was much of the year before. 

If you'd like to read about the pants, you are free to do so via the link below.. That way I don't have to write…

Flyershambling, 1.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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The cheeky Lifeshambles flyer is on a journey to....wherever the heck it ends up. 

Here starts a series of pictures of its (hopefully) short life from idea to flyer to BOOK!

If you want a Lifeshambles flyer, let me know.

I only have 20,000 of them, but I'm prepared to share them with you. 

Then we can do that thing they used to do in OK Magazine (or possibly still do, I'm not sure…

I bloop.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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I decided to shoot a spanking new video for Lifeshambles. 

So off I went to London to shoot it in a setting that's more 'me' and more relaxed - outside. 

Within thirty seconds I realised  why nobody should ever try  to shoot a video in London  outside. . .

Basically we laughed. And swore. Non stop. For an hour.

It was all VERY professional. 

Here are the bloopers*:

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Lifeshambles goes to...NOT Leicester.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

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Ooooh, hello my lovely Shed Friends.

I’ve missed you.

Lifeshambles continued its Global tour of… a very small patch of the globe, with a visit to the Off the Shelf Writing Festival in Sheffield, which it turns out is not the same as Leicester.

WHO KNEW?!

This trip was for my Part 2 of the big Writing Motherhood series organized by Carolyn Jess-Cooke, (below, left, next to the…

It's a GOOD time to be a writer.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Self publishing

I wrote this blog today, in the hope of inspiring any writers out there who are sitting at home, writing and writing, and struggling to get a book published, and feeling down about the Whole Damned Thing....to get out there, take control and DO IT. 

This is just my story, of how I came to Unbound. There are thousands like it. 

So if YOU want to be published, and you have a book in you that…

And the word is...

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Authors all have their own routine, and their own way of working, or 'not working' as it usually spelled. 

Some get up at 6am, write for 3 hours, polish off 3000 words and spend the rest of the day looking smug. 

We hate these people. 

Others faff about all morning in their pyjamas, drink tea, read the paper, think about writing, go out, come back, think some more about writing, read…

Lifeshambles goes to....DURHAM.

Monday, 13 October 2014

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It's always somewhat terrifying to stand - or in this case sit - in front of an audience and read from one's own book. 

It feels like getting undressed very slowly under a glaring spotlight and being forced to do a can-can, and hoping nobody throws up or leaves the room. 

And this is especially true if the book is supposed to be FUNNY.

Because if there is no sound of laughter, it's the…

LAUNCH DAY!

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

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Lifeshambles went live on Saturday, and launched at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Basically this is the MOST EXCITING THING EVER, except for re-sealable bags of couscous. 

I did the world's first reading from Lifeshambles, and at least five people laughed out loud. Some even lolled, but I woke them up eventually.

In true Lifeshambles style I dropped all of my notes on the toilet…

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