About this Writer

I’m an über organised wife of one, mother of two and human to a demanding Shih Tzu. I’m also a self taught writer trying not to humiliate myself in front of real life people.

I burn the midnight oil to practice my craft while the house is silent and the brain is still whirring. Some of the less terrible results are published on the Flash Fiction section of my site. I encourage critique of these for both improvement and added mortification, please contribute to whichever you see fit.

This blog charts my journey from creative writing novice to wherever I end up. I’m hoping this will be somewhere I can help other newbies just as you’re all helping me. On my way there, I will become a great proficient at ignoring my children and mounting housework in favour of the colourful world in my head. This blog will either become my autobiography or evidence for social services, either way, I’ll be glad to have you along for the ride.

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to meeting you in the comment boxes!

Nicola xx

71 Responses to About this Writer

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  2. yuhublogger says:

    “On my way there, I will become a great proficient at ignoring my children and mounting housework in favour of the colourful world in my head. “… So funny!! Wonderful writing.

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  3. Hi Nicola

    Could I send you my debut book for review?

    It is the first part of a thrilling series, with 60 chapters each set in real time taking the reader 1 minute to read (hence Sixty Minute Reads series)

    It is available on Kindle Unlimited or paperback here, but I am able to email you a PDF version if you’d prefer?
    ATOMIC NUMBER SIXTY: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JAA81A6

    “Holly Holloway is locked in a dusty room, strapped to a ticking bomb.

    What would you do, if you only had one hour left to live?”

    Thank you for your time
    Dave Johnston

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  4. unibookworm says:

    Hi Nicola,

    Thanks for organising the six story word challenge 😉 ❤ reading weekly entries!

    Which is why I nominated you for A Lovely Blog Award 😉 =)!
    Deets are @ https://unibookworm.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/my-nominees-for-a-lovely-blog-award-are/

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  5. Absolutely delightful!

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  6. May J says:

    Hey Nicola! A co-blogger led me to your blog. I really like your Book Spine Poetry concept, I will do it myself, awesome idea and awesome collection of books! 🙂

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  7. kirstwrites says:

    Hi Nicola, I don’t know if you take part in things like this but I’ve nominated you to take part in a ‘3 days 3 quotes challenge’ – no obligation but all the details are here https://kirstwrites.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/three-day-three-quote-challenge-day-one/


  8. erinb9 says:

    Hi Nicola!

    I love your blog and am tagging you to write a Letter to Your Future Self. Don’t know if you participate in these things, but if you do, the link is at : http://bubblesandbeebots.com/2016/02/07/letter-to-myself-open-next-year-2017/


  9. Alixa says:

    Hi Nicola, thanks for the follow 🙂 Looking forward to the challenge and to read more from you!


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  11. ranu802 says:

    Hi I am Ranu, I found your ‘Sometimes Stellar Storyteller prompt, Doubt’, this morning and entered my six word story challenge. I’m not sure if I did it right, thank you.


  12. spearfruit says:

    Nicola, nice to meet you. I will take some time to read your blog. I hope your day is a happy one! 🙂

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  13. J S Malpas says:

    Hi there 🙂 Just dropping by to say thanks for following my blog and keep up the good work!

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  14. Excellent about page. You have writing talent since you took something as boring as that and made it interesting. (That is not to say you are boring). It will be a pleasure to follow your journey. My journey to publication has been challenging. Let use where yours takes you. Best of luck and keep writing.


    • Thank you, I think the about page followed after an inordinately long time spent staring at the blinking cursor. I tried to come up with something grown up and literary but failed. What you see there now is the spur of the moment result, I think I like it much better.

      Thanks for dropping by and looking through my blog, new friends are always welcome here. Please come back anytime and bring knowledge and advice in spades, I’m always listening!

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      • Yeah, grown up and literary didn’t work for me either. well that spur of the moment was a good one. I will return often. Love following other writers. This community of writers constantly creating, motivation, and inspiring. We need to feed off one another.

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  15. Fun Simplicity says:

    Hi Nicola,
    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award and Blogger Recognition Award. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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  17. J Lapis says:

    Delightful About–and your blog is Gorgeous!!

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  18. Charlotte Latvala says:

    Oh dear…I guess I’m late to this party but I’ve nominated you for the Liebster over at http://www.introvertsdictionary.wordpress.com. Completely understand if you don’t participate! Cheers — Charlotte

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  20. garthmr says:

    Very lovely blog – nice prose and I wonder how many edits it had before it was perfect? I re-write blogs for whole days that pass by me with a demanding Squeezely (cat), three generations of brood and extended members unaware that I’m still a living member because all I do is write. It’s a drug. Very pleased to meet you and to read your creative work.

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    • Thank you for the compliments, I try to be anonymous in my house but the family keeps finding me.

      I don’t tend to edit too much as I don’t have time but I do return to published items and tweak them often. I’m thinking of improving this practice though to save dire bouts of embarrassment.

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  23. I have a shih tsu too.


  24. Martta Karol says:

    Nicola, I’m delighted to have you following my blog, and look forward to reading more of your stories, too! Cheers!

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  25. I can’t wait to read!

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  27. Olive Ole says:

    I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award! Should you choose to accept, you can read about it here https://oliveole.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/blogosteem-much/

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  28. Hello there!!!
    I have nominated you for a Liebster Award!!! Check out the post here at http://jenniferpeck23.wordpress.com

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  29. I enjoyed your “about.” You are a writer and I am a reader. I am looking forward to reading your posts. I was a human to my wonderful Barney, my Shih Tzu. He will live forever in my heart. Your Writing is snappy and fun. Thank you for posting.

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  30. Wm. Allen says:

    Nicola, I wanted to thank you, but couldn’t find an email or Facebook account, so I will just have to thank you here. Bill

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  31. Hey I see you did this already, but I nominated you for the Liebster award! If you’d like to answer my questions, here’s the link! https://drmegsorick.wordpress.com

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  32. As a writer, it’s exciting to meet other people online who are passionate about the written word. I can’t wait to see your writing journey unfold.

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  33. Francesca Smith says:

    I am not sure if you accept awards, but I have nominated you for the Liebster Award.


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  35. Looking good! Super early morning is my time. It seems like inspiration shakes me awake at 3:00 and I have to t try to remember it for when I actually get up! Keep up the good work!

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  36. Your writing is very alive…I wish I could burn the midnight oil!!! I can’t function after dinner time…but I am up at the crack of dawn…actually hours before the crack of dawn, pursuing my artistic endeavors…I love a silent house too!!! I just need a nap first…

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    • I love the silence of the house in the early morning, there’s nothing like it, but I’m usually still napping myself! I’d love to be a functioning human at dawn, I could write, go for a run, take the dog for a walk … who am I trying to kid?

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  37. Stanito says:

    I liked this page 🙂 well done!

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  38. I really like your writing style, its a vrey interesting About page!


  39. Barbaria says:

    Like your page “about” and wish you good luck with writing your novel! I have similar goals so am gonna follow you how you doin… 😉


  40. Your writing has a good quality about it…you have obviously been doing it for a while…I am naturally pulled along by your narrative…Good Job!

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