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Mari Howard

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Mari Howard is a descendant, through her paternal grandfather, of the same family as Sir Ebenezer Howard who created the concept of Garden Cities. Born in London, she was educated at Newcastle University and the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. Her interest in the fertility industry (which partly forms the background to Baby, Baby) was inspired by working in pregnancy counselling, and studying medical sociology, and in writing by being an 'outside reader' for the Oxford English Dictionary.

She is also a painter, and has held several exhibitions (not using the pen name) at venues including at the Oxford University Press and at Oxford Artweeks. She enjoys photography, the n
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Mari Howard I go away from my study and do something else: writer's block doesn't often bother me ... however, gardening, housework, going for a walk ... seeing a…moreI go away from my study and do something else: writer's block doesn't often bother me ... however, gardening, housework, going for a walk ... seeing a friend ... doing something physical or with others gives the brain a rest (or at least a different job to do) - I'm also a painter so I can swap around. (less)
Mari Howard I could do that, yes. I am a fairly slow reader - both because of time constraints and because I am a slowish reader anyway. Is it on Kindle? I've hav…moreI could do that, yes. I am a fairly slow reader - both because of time constraints and because I am a slowish reader anyway. Is it on Kindle? I've have a look. You may of course not like BB, if it's not your kind of thing, but a fair review including 'not my thing but ...) is fine. I've been reading a few books lately which aren't mine, but are by people who are fellow writers I know, - it was interesting to read time travel, dystopic, and fantasy for a change. (PS The Labyrinth Year, my follow-up to BB, gave me the opportunity to write about pre-schoolers. That was fun!)(less)
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Baby, Baby

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Writing - Living in the Gaps in Between ...

(This blog is also on my blog, accessible my Website at Hodge Publishing)

One of those conversations appeared on Facebook: those ones between writers, where someone suggests (or puts up someone else’s blog suggesting) that we must ‘write something every day, in order to keep up/improve your writing skills.’ …’

Another version of this is ‘morning pages’: upon waking, or as soon as possible after (ta Read more of this blog post »
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