Chilling Corner in May

So many good books and so little time. Read more or write? This is my constant battle. The presentation of a story and the effort to make it different within the chosen genre, is a challenge. The author is also responsible for making the book entertaining, and  thought-provoking. All this must be accomplished with the […]

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Chilling Corner in February

Hello all, This month I had a completely different post prepared but I have pushed it aside for next time. I got side tracked by a series I picked up by author Jenny Schwartz. It’s not my usual read but I have been throughly entranced, bespelled by magic. I don’t want to give away any […]

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Waiting for things like lifts or life, is there a difference?

Hi all, I have been re-reading some of my old blog posts and as silly as it might sound, I am going to quote my own words in this current post. It’s not that what I said was particularly profound, but the words made me think, helped me remember why I am doing what I […]

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Chilling Corner for September

Hi all, This month I am looking at reading books in a series. A friend of mine has just published Book 4 and is looking at ten books before the series is over. I am also writing a series, but I am treading lightly, sorting out things in my mind. I worry a series might […]

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Kirsty Mcmanus, Japan, and writing

I think I am so lucky to be able to introduce the wonderful and talented people I come across constantly. The decision to run a blog might have traumatised me at one stage but these days it only brings me pleasure. This month I am particularly happy because not only does Kirsty’s writing have humour […]

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Imposter Syndrome – Phenomenon or Syndrome? (Part 1)

Normally my second post would be a piece on another author. I really enjoy meeting others, and I love reading what makes them different. However, I have heard the words imposter syndrome a lot in the last few weeks, particularly with reference to the writing world and it got me thinking. It’s a subject very […]

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Dirty words: Fear isn’t one of them

  Blogging has been an incredibly eye-opening experience and good for my confidence. I don’t know how many people are reading what I write whether it be the blog, my romance novel or my poetry books but I’m not fazed. If you want something you have to be prepared to be in it for the […]

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