5 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Since I’m still in the early stages of getting my first novel published – first draft done, first draft edited, only a thousand more repetitions of this to go – I’m possibly not the first authority to…

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TBR Pile: My Current Must-Reads

I don’t know about you, but my ‘to be read’ list is always getting longer, not shorter. That isn’t for lack of trying: normally I have at least three books on the go, but the…

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4 Books to Read on a Chilly Night

There’s nothing quite like snuggling up on a chilly night with a pile of good books on a chilly evening, am I right? Especially if you’ve got the fire lit and the dog keeping your…

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Blogging: Stock Images and Why I Can’t Do It All

The other day, someone said to me ‘oh, you’re really brave to admit you use stock photos on your blog’ and I just thought huh?? Brave? Really? To me, brave means running into a burning building…

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5 Fascinating Audiobooks for Your Commute

Most people I know these days have a commute of some sort, whether it’s by car or public transport. Mine can be either 20 minutes or almost an hour, depending which location I’m heading to,…

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Answered: Should I Do NaNoWriMo This Year?

My short answer is: yes. But read on and find out why that doesn’t apply to everyone, and what to expect if you’re doing it for the first time. What the heck is NaNoWriMo? The…

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Ramblings of an Unpublished Writer

I remember as teen, when I was at school and university, feeling really embarrassed to tell people I liked to write. Mainly because they would then go on to ask ‘oh cool, can I read…

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