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Why editing is more important than the writing

I’ve been a writer and an editor for most of my life. Of the two, editing is easier – looking at a piece of writing and...
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Social media voyeurism and connections

What did we do before social media? Well I know what we did, of course and what we didn’t do. We didn’t know our...


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On marriage and the midlife crisis

Last week it was my husband’s and my wedding anniversary. We celebrated with hugs and kind words and time spent pottering about with our...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...



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When you get a call from your boyfriend’s counsellor

This week has been overwhelming. As I write, I am home alone enjoying a moments peace to reflect on… well, to reflect on everything. I have...


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Being 46 and learning to dance

I took a ballet class for the first time in 35 years. Why did I wait so long? Believing I couldn’t dance The last time I...
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The pressure to resist being our age

It doesn’t matter how much imagination or empathy you’ve got, sometimes it’s hard to know what something feels like ‘til you’re doing it. What I’m...
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Then the gun shots went off

There is little to add to Lara’s terrifying lucidity in her post about the London incident at Borough Market. My own grown children are...
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Do you know which gifts are unsuitable for people undergoing chemo?

Anikka Burton was just 17 when her mother died from breast cancer. Devastated by her loss, she became increasingly worried that she was at risk too....