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A Shaky Start

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Darned if I’ve just written and saved a post that I know I’ll never publish.  Was it too racy? If you’ve read my book, Banished, you’d know that wasn’t a consideration.  Too sad?  Again, not something that would halt my hand.  Too abusive?  Violent?  Scary? No, no and no again.  It was, would you believe, a realisation that there is something in the old saying about ‘never discuss religion or politics’.  The post was about Bin Laden’s death and Al Qaeda’s continuing existence.  So why didn’t I publish it?  Was I scared?  Well, no, but now I think about it I wouldn’t be scared for myself but for my family.  But that wasn’t it anyway.  Was I worried about people coming back with negative comments – again, I’m not worried about negative comments.  I welcome all comments.  No, it was more that I’d had a truly wonderful weekend and I want to keep the glow alive. 

It started off with the gorgeous Royal Wedding, followed by a village barbecue and games on the Green.  I may not be a royalist but I loved the whole affair as much as I enjoy Birthdays, Christmas and Diwali. 

So, to keep the spirit of happiness going I shall instead leave that other post wilting in the wings and raise a toast to the Happy Couple. 

To HRH Prince William and HRH Princess Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 

Author: Bea Turvey apprentice author and witch

I am a wild-haired author who cannot stop writing. The writing process is not a task for me. It is an extension of myself. When I write I lose myself as easily as if I slipped into the story for a swim. Writing became a serious part of my life in Decmber of 2009. Unless you're reading this in 2014 it wasn't that long ago, and the bug hit me hard and fast. My first novel, Banished, was published in March 2010 and is available at If you read it, or anything else I've written, I hope you'll post a review and let me know why you lied it - or even why not!

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