Dolly Loves Me

I try to vary my blog posts to keep them interesting, but still tend to flit between various options without settling into a regular format. I’m not sure if this is a good thing, or even if reading my short stories might encourage followers to buy my books. I ran out of time this week …

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Handyman Wanted. Part 5

I know, I know, don’t nag me 😀 This was intended to be a one or two part short story but seems to have taken on a life of its own. If you’ve been following, you’ll know that a young handyman responded to a peculiar advert to utilise his skills and renovate a remote property. …

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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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Birthday bloggers – Summer Changes, Winter Tears

Many years ago I visited the island of Malta, and although I have seen some drastic changes over the  years, it remains in my heart.  'Changes,'  told the story of an unadventurous young woman living in London, working in a respectable job,  then deciding to live in Malta when she falls in love with the …

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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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