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6 tips for writing quickly – from author, Emily Organ

I think it's so useful to get advice from other authors and I will absorb all the information I can get my hands on to help navigate through this complex business. Back in July, author Karen Inglis shared her writing process in an interview I did with her. Today it's the turn of Emily Organ, another ... READ the POST

Book review – Oy Yew, by Ana Salote

Oy is a waif. Except he doesn't know it. He doesn't know anything about who he is or where he came from. Hiding out in the back alley of a bakery is all he has ever known, until he is captured. When the waif-snatchers ensnare him in their net and deliver him into the hands of Mrs Rutheday at the ... READ the POST

Children’s Picture Books and Moving On

We met children's book illustrator and author, Katherine McEwan at my writing group last week. What a lovely lady she is and such beautiful work too. People might think it's easy to write picture books when in fact the opposite is true. The word count is limited and the text must be simple and ... READ the POST

Song of the Sea God – by Chris Hill

My Friday Fiction guest this week is author, Chris Hill. He has kindly provided an extract from his book, 'Song of the Sea God'. I remember the moment I died. The end came subdued, like a doctor on call. There was no sensation. Feelings belonged to a different world - one which had finished with ... READ the POST

Friday Fiction – In his Sight, Pamela S Thibodeaux

This week's Friday Fiction guest author is Pamela S Thibodeaux, with an excerpt from her novel, In His Sight. The link is open as usual if you would like to add your own story (published or unpublished). Just follow the link at the bottom of this post. Alternatively if you are an author and would ... READ the POST

Friday Fiction – Could it be I’m Falling in Love? By Eleanor Prescott

This week I warmly welcome author Eleanor Prescott, who has kindly provided an extract of her second book, Could it be I'm Falling in Love? The link is open as usual if you would like to add your own story (published or unpublished). Just follow the link at the bottom of this post. Alternatively if ... READ the POST

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"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:40+00:00
"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct,...
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2020-02-28T13:13:38+00:00
"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct, accurate and grammatically correct and we were able to upload it to the new site without significant revision."

"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:54+00:00
"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."

"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:06+00:00
"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."

"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:19+00:00
"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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