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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Character Interview – TJ. Story of a Country Boy

Characters are a very important part of any book. Once you’ve seen the cover, read the blurb and decided to buy, they, along with the plot, are what make you decide if it’s a 5* read. Whether you love them or hate them, they need to stir some emotion and make you feel a connection. …

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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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Characters and Q & As

As a change from my usual short stories, I thought it might be interesting to do something slightly different this week. Many authors are introverts, preferring to sit tapping at a keyboard instead of shouting ‘Buy my book.’ Fortunately, book bloggers are supportive in helping to spread the word, and one way of doing this …

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My little friend and Love Books blog

An unexpected and very pleasant surprise when I discovered the well-respected bloggers 'Love Books Group' had featured my interview from earlier in the year. It's a little about me, and some background on my last novel 'Story of a Country Boy. 😀 Thanks Kelly and Co. You can read all about it here: Love Books Country …

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