Author Archives: Elizabeth Mapstone

About Elizabeth Mapstone

Author of novels, short stories, a self-help book that really works and a serious work on the psychology of argument. Former psychotherapist, now retired and writing fiction.

Trying to keep up…

I had intended to write about a second short story, but it will have to wait a short while. For I realize I do not yet quite understand how this writing a regular column works! And I really would like … Continue reading

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Inspirational Reader…

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Inspirational Reader…

A reader of this somewhat intermittent column found my small collection of short stories, written some years ago now. I have been so far removed from reality for the past three years, I had actually forgotten they existed! I am … Continue reading

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… Week Number Three

The problem with promising to write a column every week is that you then need to have IDEAS, TOPICS, SOMETHING TO WRITE ABOUT. Which shouldn’t be so difficult for a WRITER, except that at the moment all I can think … Continue reading

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A second week…

My new resolution: I will try to write a column every week. Week Number Two – having decided I simply cannot fail right at the beginning, here is my attempt at a second column. Nothing positive to report on the … Continue reading

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Is it possible? I think I’m back!

More than three years late, I plan to re-emerge on the Internet. I may have been down – and nearly out – but I’m back! It feels amazing. Not quite real, in fact. I may have the odd hesitation, but … Continue reading

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Never too late? I’m still hoping…

My last blog was not my most successful. I had no sooner announced the forthcoming appearance of Novel Number 2 (The Porcupine’s Dilemma) – and promises of exciting plans for its promotion – than I ended up in hospital yet … Continue reading

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A New Book – and I’m Back to Work.

While I have been recovering from the various ills that can assail the Not So Young, my new novel has, of course, been being prepared for publication. Above is the brilliant cover designed by Ana Grigoriu – which in itself … Continue reading

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It’s been a long time…

I did not expect to be away quite so long! Ill-health – or rather the ills that beset Old Age – dogged me over the summer, and I began to think that my tag-line It’s not too late might after … Continue reading

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My first guest: Marissa de Luna

[As I shall be away in Worcester this Sunday, with other ACE writers at the Worcester Literary Festival, and Sunday is the day I try to post a blog (at least once a month), what better time to introduce my … Continue reading

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