• care,  DLA,  guest blog,  The Broken of Britain,  Uncategorized

    >Imagine You’re Four

    >This post was written by Kaliya Franklin and originally appeared at Benefit Scrounging Scum.  It’s reposted here with permission Imagine you’re four. You love your parents, your friends, the way the light comes through your curtains early in the morning, twinkling on the walls while you wait in your princess room patiently for mummy and daddy’s wake up time. Your favourite things are pink ballons and fairies, when it’s all a bit confusing around you you know you’re safe as long as you can catch sight of those pink flashes and know mum and dad are close. You love to give cuddles, hugs so tight there’s no room to wiggle…

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    >The Broken of Britain

    >Last weekend a new campaign was set up about the proposed cuts and specifically to allow disabled people to campaign about them.  Because we are one of the groups who will be affected most severely by these cuts.  And the government have already admitted they’ve not looked into it fully. The campaign is The Broken of Britain. This afternoon I had a long chat on the phone with Kaliya who set it up.  It was really fun to get to talk to her after knowing her online for so long.  Just a shame we had such a serious topic to talk about.  I’m going to be helping with the campaign…

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    >Returning to Blogging, Question and Writing News

    >I’ve been meaning to update all weekend.  And I’ve been sat with this window open for ages.  But I’m feeling a bit off and I have so much to say that I can’t make it work.  I’ll be back with a proper update (a long one – I’ve lots to say!) tomorrow or if not then definitely Tuesday. Oh and if you’ve been missing my writings check out 4 Ways to Discover Inspiration for Writing which is something I wrote for Inspired to Write. I also have several other things “in the pipeline” as they say.  Including my very first magazine article which has been accepted for publication and will…

  • books and reading,  disability,  guest blog,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    >Bit of a Link Fest

    >I’ve been working on guest posts for a few different sites this past week.  I have links to three of them to share. I Love To Laugh over at DisCo: Disability Conversations.  That’s one of my regular guest blogging places and it’s about crip humour and a funny moment at last week’s creative writing class. A while ago I was looking for books with disabled characters.  One of the books which got mentioned several times was Gridlock by Ben Elton so I got it from the library.  Then, Sarah who runs Same Difference mentioned that she was looking for reviews of books with disabled characters so I wrote a review…

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    >On Writing

    >I’ve been meaning to post an update about my writing for a while so here goes. I’ve been doing a lot of work on my novel.  I don’t have a lot to show for it in terms of words but I’ve made a lot of progress in other ways. I made a list of all the scenes I have and all the ones I need to write still I then used post its to work out what goes where and how it should work. Got a lot of feedback on the start of the novel Worked out that the end I have in mind really doesn’t work Came up with…