Hugh W Roberts

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Murder on the Orient Express – review

Somewhat cynical, I went to see the remake of “Murder on the Orient Express” adapted from Agatha Christie’s book of the same name. I grew up with …

Michelle Pfeiffer

EUROVISION NEWS: What’s Been Happening?

<b>Eurovision 2018</b><p>Eurovision season is fast approaching and the news stories are beginning to come thick and fast so let’s summarise some of the main …

Eurovision Song Contest

Writing Workshop…Top Tips

Now for instalment number fourteen in my writing workshop series. I’ve covered the short story ending as well as the opening. I’ve guided you through …

Writing

Life, Who Knew #lifeinaflash

This time, two years ago I was floggging through Nano – the National Novel Writing Month – trying to write 30 short stories in 30 days, each 1667 …

Flash Fiction

Experimental Autumn Perspectives

For a photographer, perspective means everything. Many photographers have their specialties, whether it is landscapes, macros, portraits, street, …

Photography

We did it! We moved onto the boat!

Well, after months of planning and after selling my business and our house, we finally made the move out of our 3 bedroom house into our broad beam, …

Amazing

Palm Desert: A Blogging Holiday - Retirement_Reflections

When you hear the expression ‘blogging holiday’ you might imagine a break from online reading and writing. For me, my most recent experience with …

Coachella Valley

How I Won Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #1

Posted on November 20, 2017November 20, 2017<p>A couple of weeks ago, I got an email informing me that I had won first prize in Flash Fiction Rodeo …

Writing

47 Unusual but Effective Free Blogger Tricks You Will Love

<b>Deliver your blog posts using web push notifications.</b> The One Signal Push Notification plugin is free to use and easy to set up. Both Stephanie …

Digital Marketing

Chilli Paste…

<i>Inspiration from all that lovely spicy food we ate in Singapore!</i><p><i>I love chilli!!! Being raised in a Sri-Lankan family, we were exposed to spicy food</i> …

Recipes

KEEPERS is here! Welcome To Trutinor #amwriting #amreading

I’m not entirely sure what drives a person to undertake epic-length projects. But it must be some kind of carnal instinct because I don’t know who in …

Authors

The 7 Settings to Change as Soon as You've Set Up Your New Phone

Congratulations! You’ve got yourself a shiny new smartphone, you’ve worked your way through the initial setup and login process, and you’re ready to …

iOS

Quantum Wanderlust

Quantum Wanderlust Book Review Thirteen authors answer that question with short stories about time t

Medicine

Creativity Flows When Bloggers Meet Up

Every so often, as I sit down to write a new blog post, I get that nagging sense of discouragement and seriously ask myself “Why do I blog?” “What …

Blogging

Notes from a small dog: The Houdini effect or how to worry your human

No, I am not ill, no matter what <i>she</i> might think. I just like to keep her on her toes a bit.<p>You know what she’s like, into all this sickology stuff. I …

Cats

My latest WIP, editing, friendships and introducing my Cover Reveal

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>Writing, Friends, Editing, and Cover Reveal<p>Many authors like to talk about their work in progress, especially when the book comes …

Writing

Top Ten Tunes- 1976

Let me introduce you to a new weekly music feature here at <i>Just Another Blog from a Woman</i>. Every Friday I’m going to post a top ten list of songs from …

Stevie Wonder

Dyslexia, Irlen Syndrome and Alexia. (This has nothing to do with Amazon gadgets)

Ramblings from a Writer's Mind<i>This post focuses on writing blogs, website content, social media and emails rather than stories and books.</i><i>As</i> …

Marketing

5 Hard But Valuable Lessons Learned From 5 Years Of Blogging

Blogging isn’t always easy. It can be a lot of work with quite a few lessons along the way.<p>This month marks five years since I started this blog …

Inspiration

Bobby’s Citrus Madeleines

<i>Madeleines are a lovely shell-shaped sponge cake.</i><p>Ingredients:<br>3 eggs.<br>¾ cup castor sugar.<br>Grated zest of one lemon.<br>1 tsp vanilla essence.<br>1 cup cake …

Baking

Feriel’s No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

<i>Do You Need A No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake?</i><p>🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓<br>Filling<br>2 smoothed plained creamed cheese (not cottage cheese)<br>1 tin condensed milk 397 …

Dessert

Thursday photo prompt – Haven – #writephoto

Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt.<p>Throughout the week I will feature as many of the responses here on the …

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 45: Bananarama – Venus

Posted on November 16, 2017November 16, 2017<p>Have you got it? Have you? What am I am talking about? No, not my nail clippers, I’m talking about the …

World Records

Markets For Writers

We all love a ghost story, don’t we? Well, <b>The Fiction Desk</b> have announced that their 2018 Ghost Story Competition is now accepting entries. Here are …

Paranormal

Spring Clean Your Blog In 5 Easy Steps

I know the title says how to spring clean your blog, but you can spring clean (and should) your blog any time of the year. You probably think, what …

Marketing

Amazon delivery overhaul - is yours still free?

<b>If you're buying on Amazon, watch out for unexpected delivery charges. A change to Prime Now means you now have to spend more to get free delivery,</b> …

Amazon

Advice For Young Men – 8 Tips for Not Behaving Like a Sexual Predator

For my newer followers my <i>Advice for Young Men</i> series usually pokes fun at the differences between men and women. You can read some previous …

Feminism

The Biggest Mistake I Made When I First Monetized My Blog

When I started my first blog, Living With Batman, 5 years ago, I didn’t even think about monetization. I didn’t know that you could make money from …

Marketing

A Tanka Picture Book Cover Reveal

Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of ALL ages, step right up and feast your eyes upon the sight of sights. The <b>COVER REVEAL</b> of the10th book in my family …

Picture Books

Write a short story about food and drink for a chance to win £10,000 prize

Food and drink must be at the heart of the story you enter for The Mogford Prize. It could be a life-changing conversation over lunch; a romance in a …

Short Stories