Writers, authors and changes.

I never really appreciated the difference between saying ‘I’m a writer’ and saying ‘I’m an author.’ I assumed an author had a published book to their name and a writer was striving towards that goal. Thinking back, that was rather a narrow-minded view and even Google offers different interpretations, including the transition to being called …

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Weddings and Traditions

I attended my first wedding as a bridesmaid to my cousin when I was about seven or eight years old. A recent event started me thinking that was probably the only traditional one which didn’t involve foreign countries in some way, even though that particular cousin now lives in New Zealand and I’m in the …

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Changes and More Changes

Being an author involves wearing many different hats, and with future changes afoot I started thinking back to how it all began. Perhaps it was no coincidence my first book was called ‘Changes.’ As a total newcomer to the publishing world, I assumed every author used a pen-name, so a family nickname became my new …

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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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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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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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Summer Changes, Winter Tears and George and Mary

I'm delighted to announce that my latest book 'Summer Changes, Winter Tears' is now available on Amazon in both eBook and paperback formats. Summer Changes, Winter Tears paperback UK Summer Changes, Winter Tears eBook USA Although basically a Romance, the story includes nostalgia from my first visit to the Mediterranean island of Malta, and the …

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