Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Hi, I’m Linda and I’m the owner (or is it lessee?) of this site and I love to stop and natter over a cup of tea, so why don’t you join me? That’s it, settle down with your favourite afternoon tipple and let’s start a journey into the power of words.

I believe that words change the world, in fact I know they’re the only thing that does. And I’m fascinated by the way they shape our psychology, philosophy, creativity and spirituality. My aim is to help writers and authors make the most of the words they craft so they reach the ears of the audience who most needs to hear them. Whether you have been writing for decades, or are just starting out, there will be something here to help, support and inspire you as you live your writing life.

So why not join me and let’s share a part of each other’s life journey for a while?

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  • Lady Convolvulus
    Almost every year for the past ten years there has been a Hysteria Writing Competition. Back in 2012 it was for short stories and poetry and has since then included flash fiction. And every cover reflects one of the category winners entries.
  • In conversation with Jill Waters, Hysteria 2021 winner
    Jill was the short story category winner with The Day of Glorious Silliness in Hysteria 2021 writing competition. Her winning entry was published in Hysteria 8. Jill is a retired special needs teacher who started writing to exercise her brain. She exercises her body by playing tennis and her patience by supporting Norwich City!