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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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The Books in my Life – Old Favourites are Old Friends

I don’t know how it is for other authors, but my love of writing stems from my love of reading. I devour books, like a greedy child grabbing for second and third helpings, and like a child, I have little … Continue reading

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Writing my life . . .

Well, I’m back at the desk after a very lazy festive season, during which time I was able to rest both mind and body. This rest cleared the decks, so to speak, so that creativity could flow once more. And … 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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Too many ideas, too little time?

A Writing Life – Trying to Get Back on the Horse This is a strange post, because I am currently facing a bit of a dilemma. Since getting the news of my publishing contract – possibly one of the most … Continue reading

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New energy, new project

Today has been a busy and productive day. There has been an idea going round and round in my head for quite some time, and ever so often it gets another little push from my subconscious or my higher self, … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung – thoughts on busy-ness

Today I woke early, with an unaccustomed feeling of lightness. Although the sky is cloudy, and the low clouds are hugging the mountains and masking the upper parts of the slope, the sky is brighter than it has been for … Continue reading

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So – what do YOU want to read?

The whole process of writing is such a self-indulgent one, in many people’s eyes, it seems. If I say I am a writer then people ask me what I have written. So I tell them, three novels, two novellas, one … Continue reading

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Blocked

Writing exercise: I’ve been a bit blocked the last day or so, after seeing the magnificent first draft of the book printed out, all 300 glorious pages. At last the book looks real, solid, and almost like it could get … Continue reading

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Editing

Editing is a bit of a nightmare, isn’t it? I’ve gone over the electronic manuscript again and again, and it’s driving me crazy. It’s not just the formatting, or the minor typos, or even the issues with remembering who’s who … Continue reading

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