Character Christmas Presents

Fellow author, Sue Moorcroft raised the question of Christmas presents but in a slightly unusual way. As she so rightly says, it’s bad enough trying to think of what to buy friends and family but how about the characters in your books? Great inspiration for a blog post. Thanks, Sue. Initial thoughts are the narrator …

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Writer’s block – The blank page

As a writer I’m often asked how to overcome writer’s block. You sit down full of enthusiasm and a blank screen stares back at you, daring your fingers to touch the keyboard, or your pen to destroy the pristine surface of a blank sheet of paper. Fortunately, this is something I’ve never found a problem; …

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Boring blurbs and Books.

One of the joys of being an author is being able to connect with others in the industry. A challenge in one of my writers’ groups was to describe your book in the most boring way possible. The results were hilarious, and surprisingly, some of the shortest and most mundane were intriguing for what they …

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Aspects – Claire Baldry, ‘Listen to Love’ and ‘The Wrong Sort to Die.’

Lots happening this week with my own new paperback release, 'Listen to Love' which you can find here: Listen to Love.  A new release 'The wrong sort to die' by Paula Harmon who was featured on this blog a few weeks ago, The wrong sort to die  And last but by no means least, I'm delighted to …

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‘Listen to Love.’ – “Johnny remember me.”

For many years I've had foxes visit me in my back garden. The first one was Cheeky, so named because he felt at home wandering into the conservatory,  and making himself comfortable on the chairs. They've still got the marks to prove it!  I'm not sure if he's admiring my books, or thinking the curtain …

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Romance, YouTube and inspiration

If you think about it, February is an odd month to be associated with romance. In an English winter, the image of enticing, seductive lingerie is in practice more likely to be comfy PJs, a warm dressing gown and furry slippers. It’s surprising that in the English language there are not more options for the …

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Birthdays, Unicorns and Rhunicorns.

I’m not sure how my fascination with unicorns began. I’ve never been a 'pretty in pink, girlie party-dress' type, and my interest began way before unicorns became trendy.  A few years ago I discovered they were descendants of the rhino, and thought how wonderful that a great, grey lumbering beast could be related to a …

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