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2016 Blog Posts

NaNoWriMo began in the US but now operates internationally. Every November, writers from all around the world join forces in challenging themselves to write 50,000 words of a novel. My stories are longer than this but it's still worth while being involved. I've found that the...

It's now nine months since we moved from Central Otago in the South Island to the lower North Island. We've now lived in the North Island for nine months and it feels like home. I've been gardening, enjoying the milder climate and the fact that I...

Shifted house, shifted towns, shifted areas, shifted islands. Why? you ask. What was wrong with where you lived before? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. It was very picturesque, so great for my painting. Inspiring, too, with a number of towns around; all different, all with great potential as settings for my stories. But...