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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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Places I Like to Hide

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

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The Great Chocolate Goodbye

I’ve finally decided on the way that I’ll be bidding goodbye to beautiful Barbados …… in chocolate. As in, I’ll be revelling in the best chocolate this place has to offer for my last few days of cocoa-flavoured hedonistic bliss. … Continue reading

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The Prisoner in the Elevator

My buddy and writing partner Diana Springer shared with me today the blurb for the new novel forming in her head. I was hooked, and then I was impressed. Not just by the intriguing plot she’d managed to come up … Continue reading

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Mindless Drivel

Warning: This is one of those pointless posts not intended to inform, excite, edify or educate you –┬ábut I’m sharing it anyway. You know how a particular song sometimes repeats itself over and over (and over) in your head and, … Continue reading

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The Twitter Hard-Sell

I have a relatively modest following of 500+ on Twitter and my tweeps engage with me fairly often. Twitter is supposed to be a conversation, and there are quite a few tweeps who recognise that. We retweet, we DM, we … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For …

And what did I wish for? Reviews. Tonnes of reviews. Reviews until my Amazon Kindle page could hardly hold them. Lol! Be careful what you wish for! I got my first rather bad review today (3 stars) and apparently ‘Getting … Continue reading

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