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3 (More) ‘Must-Have’ Books for Writers

Good morning wonderful writers. December is upon us! I hope it is a great month for you all. Around this time last year I shared a list of three 'must-have' books for writers. And this year, with Christmas looming on the horizon, it seemed  a good time to share three more! Take a peek: 1.… Continue reading 3 (More) ‘Must-Have’ Books for Writers

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Novel Writing: Finishing the Third Draft

Good morning writers. I hope this week is treating you well. Recently, my writing has been on a role, so I'm pleased to say I have finished my third draft! When I say finished, what I really mean is, I have loads of notes, some chapters that need to be written from scratch and a… Continue reading Novel Writing: Finishing the Third Draft

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Finding Inspiration at The Beach

Morning all! I hope you've all had a brilliant week. This week, I was lucky enough to take the coast with my fiancé, for his birthday. I have always loved being by the sea, and here in Bournemouth, UK we both had a wonderful time. Of course, the seaside can be an incredibly inspiring place… Continue reading Finding Inspiration at The Beach

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Novel Writing: Finishing The Second Draft

Morning storytellers and world changers! I hope you have all had a good week. A couple of weeks ago, I finished the second draft of my novel, and I thought that this week I would share some thoughts from that experience. I'd love to hear what stage you are at in your creative journey, so… Continue reading Novel Writing: Finishing The Second Draft

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My favourite childhood books

Morning all, I am taking this week to talk not directly about writing, but about books! Of course, the books we read and love shape who we are as writers, so it's still relevant in a sense. The reason I've chosen to talk about books from my childhood is because today is my birthday! I… Continue reading My favourite childhood books

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3 ‘Must-Have’ Books for Writers

Morning wonderful writers! I hope you are all well and enjoying December so far. I love December, but it's been pretty hectic for me so far! This week I'd like to offer a simple blog post, that contains three amazing books that I think all writers should know about. It's not too late to get these on… Continue reading 3 ‘Must-Have’ Books for Writers

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8 Things Only Writer’s Do…

Morning everyone! I usually type up my blog posts on a Sunday morning and use something I've done/learnt/thought that week as the inspiration. As it happens, I am writing this to you from the past, because RIGHT NOW (as you're reading this) I have some friends down to stay who I've not seen in ages,… Continue reading 8 Things Only Writer’s Do…

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Writers – The Things that Stop You Dreaming

Good morning, story tellers! Before I get too far into this blog I have a confession to make; I stole today's blog title. Let me explain... ...the title has been taken from a song by Passenger called Things That Stop You Dreaming. It's a gorgeous song and I highly recommend you give it a listen, if… Continue reading Writers – The Things that Stop You Dreaming

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Review: After I’ve Gone – Linda Green

Last year I read Linda Green's "While My Eyes Were Closed" and really enjoyed it, rating it 4/5. I was eager to read After I've Gone as soon as I came across it and it has to be said, this is a 5/5 read from start to finish. Linda Green was born in London and… Continue reading Review: After I’ve Gone – Linda Green

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Review: Her Last Breath – Tracy Buchanan

I had been very excited for the release of Tracy Buchanan's new novel. I enjoyed her first two novels but absolutely devoured her third one, 'No Turning Back', which I simply couldn't put down. So, when she announced 'Her Last Breath' I just knew I'd buy it as soon as it was released. Author Tracy… Continue reading Review: Her Last Breath – Tracy Buchanan