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My Funny Valentine

My funny Valentine I wonder if it has always been the case that love is the focus of most fiction. Creative, twisting plots, thrillers, tragedies, romance . . . all seem to be focus on the concept of love. Getting … Continue reading

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Taking it to the Next Level

Taking it to the Next Level Well, this has been a roller-coaster of a week. It started off with a January low, the post-festive energy dipping and the darkness and cold shrinking my world to the daily necessities. After an … Continue reading

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From order into chaos, and back into order again

I submitted my memoir to an agent last week – rushing to do it as I was so excited about finishing it. I did a little editing and shaping of the first three chapters, then did a little more. I … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions, decisions

It is strangely anticlimactic to open the brown envelope and draw out the two sample cover art designs for my upcoming novel. The publisher has been as good as their word, and presented two different ideas. One aspect of the … Continue reading

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Rewriting Life

I was reading a magazine today with a feature about the new Wentworth Prison series (a remake of the old Prisoner Cell Block H). The article looked back at some of the characters from the original series and how they … Continue reading

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An experimental in mindfulness – avoiding social networking.

Almost two weeks ago I made the decision to stay off Twitter and Facebook for a period of time. This was prompted by the need to get some ‘head space’ and to reassess various elements of my life, including how … Continue reading

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Editing

Today I redrafted the novel I wrote for my PhD, specifically to meet the suggestions made by an editor who saw it in its original form. Well, I say today – really, I have spent months redrafting and trying to … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day?

The morning wind has ruffled the landscape of my life today in more ways than one. Today I visited the cemetery with my sister, to put flowers on my mother’s grave, in honour of mother’s day. Mother’s day is always … Continue reading

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To self publish or not . . . . .?

I have recently been considering whether to self-publish my books on Amazon, so that they can be read on Kindle as well as through printo on demand. Although I have high hopes that a real publisher will want the PhD … Continue reading

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