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    Amarantha
    "Amarantha" commented on Skylark's Blog "Taking a breath".
    Oh Skylark, I'm so pleased for you :-) while sorry to learn of your family's grief. I think we all understand how writing has the power to pull us through 'the slough of despond' like no other occupation. You are a deeply sensitive writer and ...
    12 mins ago
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    Stephen Mark
    "Stephen Mark" commented on AlanP's Blog "A tragedy at sea".
    Perfect, Alan. You should send some of this stuff to The Oldie - yep, I read it. Damn good it is too.
    15 mins ago
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    Amarantha
    Amarantha commented on Mezz's picture.
    Squidge ... sorry but no, not Woodhouse Eaves. There are sooo many Woodhouses on the map! The one I refer to is a village in the West Riding of Yorkshire where my Mother and Brothers were born. It's hard by Woodhouse Mill, where my father was ...
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    Bric
    "Bric" commented on Skylark's Blog "Taking a breath".
    Sky - You are a wonderful writer. Music flows through your prose. Jesika's story needs to be told. No one better to do it than you.
    57 mins ago
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    settlednomad
    "settlednomad" commented on AlanP's Blog "A tragedy at sea".
    I'm sold! Great piece of writing, Alan, thanks :-)
    2 hours ago
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    AlanP
    AlanP wrote a new blog: "A tragedy at sea".
    This started life as a pub report, but these things have a will of their own and I let it take me where it wanted to go. Let's start with the Fishermen’s Friends of Port Isaac. After all it’s where this little journey began. They are a group ...
    2 hours ago
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    John Taylor
    "John Taylor" commented on Skylark's Blog "Taking a breath".
    Yes, Alan! My book that grew from your Work Experience challenge, and has been patiently commented on by Skylark throughout its complicated evolution, has had a few adventures lately. I'm not in Skylark's happy position, but it is getting some ...
    2 hours ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on Skylark's Blog "Taking a breath".
    It was in that same Eagle & Child afternoon that Sky described her reaction when she realised she had won one of my challenges. It involved, apparently, running through the house and bursting her "long suffering" husband's ear drums. I mention this ...
    2 hours ago
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    schoolofthewolf
    "schoolofthewolf" commented on Squidge's Blog "Banned books".
    So in my teaching days I was put in charge of a year 12 tutor group. I decided the best use of our time was to read. After a couple of months and not a lot of reading I decided to read to them, at least they might glean something by listening. I ...
    2 hours ago
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    dyslexic of dartford
    "dyslexic of dartford" commented on Mezz's Blog "Mary's Literary Corner".
    I've never been to Lyme Regis. Very good Mezz
    2 hours ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Squidge's Blog "Banned books".
    A frisson...think I'm reading them more because I couldn't believe that some of them WERE banned. And yes Whisks - the power is corrupting sometimes.
    2 hours ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge October comp rules posted... and I think I've been a bit mean. ;)
    2 hours ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Squidge's Blog "Banned books".
    As a rule of thumb, I'm not in favour of censorship. it concentrates power in the few, who then become Godlike and so prone to corruption. Who wants a Nazi/Communist state? Not me. Besides, it doesn't work, does it? A banned book gives a frisson - I ...
    2 hours ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks has lost her fingerprints. #ThatsEnoughDIY
    3 hours ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP Superglue or sandpaper?
      2 hours ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks Expanding foam.
      2 hours ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP Ugh. Dreadful stuff - and fumes! Open a door.
      2 hours ago
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    Scarlett
    "Scarlett" commented on Squidge's Blog "Banned books".
    LOL Lizzie - the writing was worse than the content for a 12 year old? Best comment of this blog. My sister took 50 shades of *shit cough* grey away from my 11 year old niece because the writing was bad. I said yeah not to mention the content was ...
    3 hours ago
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    Stephen Mark
    "Stephen Mark" commented on Squidge's Blog "Banned books".
    Ah, LOTR. My favourite book. I realised a while back that I've been so influenced by it that my ponderous great wip tome has numerous similar elements. Probably won't sell then...
    3 hours ago
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    Pip
    Pip has accepted Kerrie's friend request.
    3 hours ago
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    John Taylor
    "John Taylor" commented on Skylark's Blog "Taking a breath".
    Prop, even you would struggle to face up to Skylark when she has a just cause to fight. Not her own, she's most reluctant to do that, but if there is a wrong that needs righting, the fierce, passionate Scot come out to play!
    3 hours ago
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    Joanna
    Joanna Hello everyone - where is the link for the homework ?
    3 hours ago
    • Debi
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      Debi Joanna - you're on the main Cloud. The course is in a private group. I've just emailed you the link.
      3 hours ago
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    Lizzielion
    "Lizzielion" commented on Squidge's Blog "Banned books".
    When I was teaching, a girl in year 7 (12 years old) smuggled her mum's copy of 'Fifty Shades of Grey', to read at the beginning of the lessons. I took it from her, having heard about it in the media. During reading time, she borrowed another book ...
    3 hours ago
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    Dobdotcom
    Dobdotcom First post on this site... what's going on?
    3 hours ago
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    Kerrie
    Kerrie has accepted Mark's friend request.
    3 hours ago
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    Chico
    Chico commented on the group Reviewers's wall:
    It looks like there is very little activity in this group. I wonder if it is worth posting stuff?
    3 hours ago
    • RichardB
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      RichardB Sadly, most groups are like that. Despite what it says on the forum home page, 'Critiques - General' is actually the best place to post if you want opinions on your work.
      3 hours ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks No idea why someone started their own group when Critiques serves the purpose. Then they left. Richard's right. If nobody's posted anything in ages, don't bother with it.
      2 hours ago
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    Jill
    "Jill" commented on Mezz's Blog "Mary's Literary Corner".
    This made me chuckle. :)
    3 hours ago
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    Jill
    "Jill" commented on Squidge's Blog "Banned books".
    Reading the comments about LOTR reminded me that I read The Hobbit to our son when he was aged three and he loved it. Gandalf especially captivated his imagination. I also read classics like The Water Babies to him, which he enjoyed. I agree with ...
    3 hours ago

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