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 In the Next Room or the vibrator play at St James Theatre Much of the humour in the play rests on the assumption that the Victorians didn’t know that the ‘paroxysms’ induced by direct stimulation were of a sexual nature. The spectacle of the straight-faced doctor (Jason Hughes) applying a buzzing contraption t...
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 Disappointing Dramas How to make a drama from repressed emotions and genteelly-expressed opposition is a challenge, especially in such a large theatre. One answer to the staging problems presented by Mansfield Park may well be to heed Willy Russell’s Rita’s advice and ‘Do it ...
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 I Heart Literary Events I ate my sandwich on a bench alongside the old town stocks, opposite the church where I heard Ruth Rendell talk about her latest book and answer questions about her life as a crime writer. In the same café I overheard someone say she could be 'tetchy...
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A Sporting Couple by Cornelia Word Count: 2362
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An accident-prone couple in a ski resort sets Mary's imagination racing 
3 Oct 2010

A Bit of a Blow by Cornelia Word Count: 247
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My inspiration for the week 422 challenge 
20 Aug 2012

A Book at Bedtime by Cornelia Word Count: 1059
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A rewrite of a domestic comedy story I posted recently. 
3 Sep 2010

A Change of Course by Cornelia Word Count: 2055
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Intended to be a womag story 
20 Jun 2012

A Change of Course by Cornelia Word Count: 2008
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The pared-down version of a story I hope to send to a women's magazine. 
25 Jun 2012

A Couple of Sports by Cornelia Word Count: 1707
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Another story for the magazine crime competition. Sorry if you've seen it before, but I've cut it down to meet the word limit of 1,700 so I hope it's improved. It's about an ordinary married couple who meet a pair of very odd strangers while holidaying in Austria 
25 Jul 2011

A Life on the Ocean Wave by Cornelia Word Count: 137
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I wrote this a while ago, when I was teaching in secondary school. 
6 Jul 2005

A Trick of the Light by Cornelia Word Count: 1342
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A seaside ghost story 
28 Jun 2011

A Trick of the Light by Cornelia Word Count: 1196
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A mystery story with a twist for TSBFF's 'Spine Chiller' category 
9 Jul 2012

A Trick of the Light by Cornelia Word Count: 1234
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A mystery story with a twist for TSBFF's 'Spine Chiller' category 
9 Jul 2012

Aches and Pains by Cornelia Word Count: 612
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For Blob's challenge 
4 Sep 2012

Aches and Pains by Cornelia Word Count: 1001
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A fishy story with a twist  
13 Sep 2012

Ahead of the Game by Cornelia Word Count: 1011
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This is a humorous story with a domestic setting. It's intended more for a website than a womag 
19 Jul 2012

Cheap Eats in Greenwich by Cornelia Word Count: 987
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An exercise I did for the Journalism class -short Restaurant Reviews modelled on the ‘Guardian Weekend’ monthly ‘Readers Restaurants’ column  
26 Feb 2006

Cheap Eats in Greenwich by Cornelia Word Count: 988
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An exercise I did for my Journalism class -short Restaurant Reviews modelled on the ‘Guardian Weekend’ monthly ‘Readers Restaurants’ column.  
26 Feb 2006

Cross Purposes by Cornelia Word Count: 350
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For V'Yonne's feeling out of place challenge 
31 Mar 2011

Enrolment Day by Cornelia Word Count: 233
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I once went on a writing class where some members hardly wrote anything. I began to speculate about motives for joining classes... 
30 Nov 2010

Eulogy, or Why The Hat wore gloves by Cornelia Word Count: 558
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Entry for Week 340 challenge about Truth and Deception 
19 Jan 2011

Gross Misconduct by Cornelia Word Count: 507
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For Gerry's Challenge - a comedy in a 99p shop (but that's not the number) 
22 May 2011

In at the Deep End by Cornelia Word Count: 993
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This is a tale with a twist that I've written with TWN in mind 
22 Jun 2012

Inspired by the Stars by Cornelia Word Count: 839
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Two elderly women recall the heyday of the cinema 
9 Dec 2010

Just Follow the Instructions by Cornelia Word Count: 1032
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Help comes from an unexpected source 
7 Jun 2011

Just Follow the Instructions by Cornelia Word Count: 1004
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Help comes from an unexpected source 
7 Jun 2011

Just Follow the Instructions by Cornelia Word Count: 1237
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An automatic book-borrowing machine starts acting strangely 
25 Sep 2012

Meantime by Cornelia Word Count: 542
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A story about time inspired by Greenwich, for Neeze's challenge about waking and sleeping 
15 Apr 2011

Prime Time Greewich by Cornelia Word Count: 148
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A short travel review 
28 Jun 2009

Put the Blame on Gaudi by Cornelia Word Count: 1347
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A couple are accidentally separated in Barcelona 
28 Sep 2010

Query Letter for : [i]Dazed in Dongbei: Ten Months in Northeast China[/i] by Cornelia Word Count: 528
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This query letter is in a format I found in a book about getting published. It said to include: likely readership appeal, summary with chapters, stage of development and why the author is qualified to write it. 
21 Nov 2008

School`s Out by Cornelia Word Count: 297
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For Week 345 challenge 
23 Feb 2011

Sense and Stupidity by Cornelia Word Count: 1009
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A hobby gets out of hand 
30 May 2011

Silkworms and Snow: A Church Service in Tonghua by Cornelia Word Count: 1390
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A section from my book about living in China 
1 Feb 2006

Silkworms and Snow: Frontier Town by Cornelia Word Count: 1968
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Whilst working in northeast China I was posted for a few days to a town on the North Korean border. This is the second of two parts. 
10 Feb 2006

Something I need to tell you … by Cornelia Word Count: 1511
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A crime story with a suburban setting 
26 Jun 2010

The Dartmouth Arms - a restaurant review by Cornelia Word Count: 675
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Here's one I prepared earlier - a review I wrote as an exercise on a Journalism course. The 'target publication' was one of the broadsheet weekend supplements. 
2 Oct 2006

The Emperor of Swindlers by Cornelia Word Count: 1177
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A story about a Chinese taxi-driver 
14 Dec 2010

The Gift by Cornelia Word Count: 1969
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A lght-heated ghost story with a sea-side setting 
13 Sep 2010

The Last Drop by Cornelia Word Count: 1699
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Here's the last of my crime competiton stories. 
28 Jul 2011

Troublesome Trolley by Cornelia Word Count: 1057
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The latest advance in supermarket trolley technology 
24 May 2011

Well-matched by Cornelia Word Count: 425
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An entry for the Truth and Deception competition 340 
21 Jan 2011

Zero Degrees by Cornelia Word Count: 249
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An entry for the 'opening' challenge 
9 Feb 2011



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