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About gettingsomethenovel

Kiki Terrell is a UK-based author, businesswoman and mother of three. When’s she’s not slouched over her desk writing and laughing her head off, she’s busy playing Sudoku, eating Nutella and exploring her latest business venture (often all at the same time).

The Writer As Mommy

  Awwww, I wish that every time I spoke of the little critters it would be with the enthusiastic, emotional, lip-trembling adoration I imagined it would be before I had them. Alas, welcome to the real world of the writer … Continue reading

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AUTHORS: Prepare For Negative Feedback From Your Non-Target Audience

Originally posted on Creative Writing with the Crimson League:
Don’t let a bad review get you down! None of us can please everyone…. no matter how well we write. At some point in our ongoing discussion about style and fiction,…

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Itch Got A Glitch

Itch was supposed to be published by now. Whether that meant clicking the magical button on Amazon KDP, or getting an offer of representation from an agent, I was supposed to have finished ‘Itch’ and be ready to launch it … Continue reading

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The One That Got Away

Today I went into the town-centre to run an errand and came across the perfect turquoise vintage typewriter I’d never known I needed. It was in the Samaritans charity shop in a quaint little cobblestone street you’d miss if you … Continue reading

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Does Rejection Never Stop?

Was sitting in one of my writing classes recently, a class being led by a real-life, accomplished novel-writer. She has an agent, a publisher with a promotion budget for her work and she got an advance for her published book, … Continue reading

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When To Run From Your Writers’ Group

I was sitting in an absolutely fantastic novel-writing seminar yesterday. The kind of seminar that you leave with goosebumps, all fired up, ready to write the novel that you haven’t dared to in all the weeks and months before that. … Continue reading

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Places I Like to Hide

The (English) Literature and Literary Theory Aisles at Uni Library

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Technorati, I Own This Blog

Yes, Technorati, I own this blog, it’s all mine! And here’s your code to prove it: 4CSX3QWV4EVJ….. Into the stratosphere! Photo credit: x-ray delta one / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

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Social Media Is A Jealous Mistress

I’ve been out of commission for almost two weeks. After managing to catch the mother of all colds, I wandered through each day in a maze of meds, vapour rub and snotty tissues (TMI, I know). It was all I … Continue reading

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How To Love A Writer

After the little issue with the summer fling I wrote about here, I got to thinking about the pros and cons of dating a writer. And then I got to thinking about the perfect partner for a writer. If you’ve … Continue reading

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