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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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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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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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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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Writing Rituals

While I was writing the first draft of ‘Getting Some’ I had this ritual I needed to follow in order to feel like I was ‘in the zone’: I turned to the very last page of my red Post Office notebook … Continue reading

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How to Deal With Rejection

Another morning. Blurry-eyed and patiently awaiting the buzz I get from coffee delivered intravenously (don’t try that at home!) I powered up the PC and shuffled towards my email inbox. There was much of the usual: notifications from Twitter, a daily report … Continue reading

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Would You Give Up the Day Job?

If success happens in direct measure to faith, how many of us would ‘make it’? I’ve been thinking about this quite a lot lately. Have you read the stories about the authors who had Eureka moments, ditched the day job, … Continue reading

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