Julia Webb-Harvey

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November 2015

My second Writing Retreat

(photo credit to The Writing Retreat) I wasn’t going to attend another writing retreat this year, but Kath Morgan and Jane Moss enticed me by the subject matter. The hook was ‘The Narrative Structure’. I wasn’t disappointed. In truth, I… Continue Reading →

Writing stamina

This is more of a musing than a blog post (is there a difference, really?), something that has struck me in the last couple of days. I can only liken it to training for a long distance race. In 2008… Continue Reading →

Heading back to Retreat…

It’s Monday, and as this goes live, I’ll be on my way to the lovely Rosemerryn for another week at The Writing Retreat. I wouldn’t usually allow myself the luxury of two retreats in a year, but I was drawn… Continue Reading →

Highly commended!

I was delighted to receive the news recently, and the certificate this week, that my short story Maiden Voyage was selected for praise in The Sherbourne Literary Festival. Over 80 entries, with 3 prizes and 3 highly commended. How cool… Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Man Called Ove, by Fredrick Backman

The book jacket says that Ove is the grumpiest man you will ever meet. I would agree with that. It also says ‘isn’t it rare to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed?’ In my first attempt to read… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, by Rachel Joyce

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy is a companion novel to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (reviewed here). Rachel Joyce wrote Queenie’s story long after Harold Fry’s, but said that they were designed to sit together, rather than as… Continue Reading →

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