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I am a 68-year-old gay disabled amateur part-time writer living in Slough, Berkshire UK. I have published around 50 articles in 20 leisure and lifestyle magazines. I live with a range of health issues including heart disease, chronic kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes, depression, atrial fibrillation and restless leg syndrome. (I'm working my way through the medical dictionary!). I'm a member of Slough Writer's Group which is interesting and informative. Latest News. 10th July 2023 Awarded 'The Sandy Lee-Guard Award for Endeavour' by the Slough Writers Group. 6th December 2023 Completed studying 'Writing for Magazines' with CityLit University. January 2nd 2024. Fell over in the lounge and fractured my left femur (whilst recovering from fracturing my right femur in July 2023). Recovery expected to take 6 - 8 months. May 2024. Completed studying ' National Centre for Writing' course 'Creative Non-Fiction - An Introduction'. You can see the articles that have been published in the 'LATEST WORK' section of my website.

Wednesday 14 December 2022


 I've been studying 'distance learning' for mature students in preparation for my Open University 'Y031 Arts and languages Access module' which begins on February 4th 2023.

Sunday 4 December 2022


 It's been a challenging but interesting few days. I've been unwell since Thursday but have been reading two good books on distance learning. Of late, I've not done much reading, but I've read these two cover to cover. I've marked pages I want to return to with 'post-it' notes and the important headings within with highlighter pen.

I've just read the current editions of 'Writing Magazine' and 'Writers' Forum Magazine' and set-up a subscription to the latter. There's quite a few competitions listed in both, but they nearly always charge an entry fee.

That's all for now. Have a good week.