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Birthdays, Elephants and… No Writing?

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Hi All, It’s been a great few weeks…  I spent my birthday in Goa, India and it was amazing. Elephants are some of the most beautiful and gracious creatures (in my humble opinion) and I had the privilege of spending my birthday  with them, before some birthday cake, lobster on the beach and partying the night away. A great birthday. I will confess that I did not write AT ALL on this trip- didn’t even make any notes… Total relaxation. Now, I’m back …

Lola Interviews Blackhair magazine editor Keysha Davis……. about her favourite book of all time (and not one question about hair!!)

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I promised you interviews and here’s one with the wonderful Keysha Davis! She’s an editor, blogger and freelance writer who specialises in hair & beauty, culture and women’s interest writing. Over the last four years Keysha has been at the helm of hair and lifestyle magazine, Blackhair, where she edits the magazine and is a very public face of the brand.  A magazine veteran, previous to this position, Keysha was the features and entertainment editor of Pride magazine for four years. …

Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle… by Elmore Leonard

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 I absolutely luv this list on the rules of writing- especially the last one! Published in the New York Times in 2001 it’s a timeless list I hope all you budding (and published) writers will find useful- I know I did!   WRITERS ON WRITING; Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle   By Elmore Leonard  (Published: July 16, 2001) 1. Never open a book with weather. If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a character’s reaction to …