Books by Glenda Young

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Corrie weekly update - Carla Connor leaves her car crash of a life

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.



This week Carla Connor came to a disappointing end.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Poem: Clickbait

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captured by a headline
reeled in to read
an article
of
stolen text and platitudes
cut / paste tweets and attitudes
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feed my advertiser
feed it 
feed it
now


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Poem - The Angel of the North

The Angel of the North
In love it puts its trust
Opens its arms wide 
For a hug
Stands, waits
And rusts

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Corrie weekly update - From Zero to Hero and a Whistling Surveyor

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.



This week we saw Nick's nuts.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Back in the Spotlight

I have a short story in this week's edition of The People's Friend magazine. It's a story about a TV actor invited to attend a cast reunion - but why doesn't he want to go? 

This is my third story published by The People's Friend, and this one's called Back in the Spotlight.  It's illustrated by Jim Dewar, and it is exactly as I imagined the main character to be when I was writing the story. 

As much as I love watching Coronation Street and writing about it, my foray into writing for women’s magazines is very important to me. 

Having spent much of my writing life writing about Corrie, a TV show – in effect, telling someone else’s story – it’s a huge, enjoyable challenge to now write my own stories.  To have my short stories accepted and published in a magazine like The Friend is quite wonderful indeed. 

You might like to read my interview on the Woman's Magazine writers blog.


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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Corrie weekly update - Carla's cava palaver

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.



This week Corrie threw a hen party as only Corrie can.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Seaglass story in The People's Friend magazine

I've a story about seaglass collecting in The People's Friend Fiction Special  No. 123, on sale today.  I've collected seaglass for years and have been doing so since I was a child, on and off. I throw most of it back to the sea but the little gems, I keep. 

I tweet some of my seaglas finds at @SunSeaGlassArt

The short story I submitted to People's Friend magazine is my first one ever to have been accepted for publication. However, it's not the first of my short stories to be published by them, such are the workings of the magazine world. 

It's a story I'm very proud of, like all of my writing work. I submitted it under the title of The Seaglass Collector but as you can see, the title has been changed to best suit the magazine, and it's now called A Lasting Love. I'm particularly fond of the artwork that accompanies my story, it's exactly what I had in my head when I was writing.

If you buy the Ficton Special, I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Sunday, May 08, 2016

Corrie weekly update - unleashing the inner caveman

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.



This week on Corrie,  Gemma got her man.

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Little Book of Carla Connor

A new Coronation Street companion book is available to pre-order.  It's The Little Book of Carla Connor: a decade in the life of a soap queen. 

Full details here.


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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Wifey on the Wireless

I'll be talking about my new Coronation Street companion book on the Anna Foster show at BBC Newcastle. 

The show starts at 10am on Bank Holiday Monday 2 May 2016.

Find out all about the book here.

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Sutton Bank

Settling down today to watch cycling on the telly as Le Tour de Yorkshire follows the route of one of my favourite journies.  It's the route between Middlesbrough and Scarborough. Regular readers will know how fond I am of Scarbados!

Anyway, one of the climbs that the cyclists will be doing today is the climb up Sutton Bank. It's a tough one to do in a car, never mind on bike.

One summer, when we were kids, my dad hired a car to drive us to Scarborough. We couldn't afford a car of our own at the time, so he used to hire a brand new car when they were released each August for our two weeks holiday.

Off we set in our brand new hire car in August en route to Scarborough for our summer holidays. Dad was driving. Mam was in the passenger seat popping a mint imperial into dad's mouth every now and then as he gripped the steering wheel and navigated the bends and turns of the A19.

Dad turned the car off the A19, the brand new hire car he was so chuffed to bits with.  The car headed into the countryside, fields and hills surrounded us, pretty. Gorse bushes and heather guided our way. We saw the signs to Sutton Bank. Dad was overjoyed. Up, up we went in our brand new hire car. Up Sutton Bank. Up, up, up.... and that's when the car conked out, steam hissing out of the engine. Cars behind us honked their horns, they couldn't pass, stuck on the incline. Slowly they inched past us as dad waved down a friendly passing motorist who said he'd ring the AA or RAC or whoever it was that came and towed our brand new hire car to Scarborough.

Sutton Bank.

Good luck, cyclists.

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