Today’s special article was written by my friend Sally Jane Smith. She shares the highs and lows of her past year. Sally ‘s article has a lot of good advice. National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is an annual online challenge in which you undertake to write a 50,000-word manuscript ...

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Writing James Gong: The Big Hit Publisher: Hybrid Publishers Distributor: New Holland RRP $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-925736-44-1 Paul Collins has supplied me with a few words talking about his new book James Gong: The Big Hit. I always a guest writer. Over to you, Paul… I originally got the idea for ...

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The other day I responded to a random post on Facebook requesting someone to visit an art installation in Farringdon , London, about a typeface!!!!! I thought this was a great excuse to go to London to see my friend who likes all train related stuff and is full of ...

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Down the Rabbit Hole: A Cautionary Tale. (Researching Viola Stewart’s Adventures.) Guest blog post by Karen J Carlisle. I’ve always loved researching, learning new little factoids and exciting titbits, especially when it was for my own satisfaction. It started with world-building when I ran D&D games in the early 80s ...

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I’m happily stealing filching using this article from my friend Marni. She’s been getting me through my critical essays and helping me get awesome marks. In other words, she writes good stuff. Analysing the play by J.K Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne Where on earth do I start with this play? I ...

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I don’t normally put a book in twice but a discussion with a Buddhist friend on Facebook prompted me to ask him to read the book and give me his take on it. Thank you, Andrew. Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye Having read many texts and been a student ...

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Fight Like A Girl – Clementine Ford Clementine Ford’s ‘Fight Like A Girl’ is a fantastic read, as well as an exceedingly brutal read. Ford uses her trademark no nonsense prose to clearly explain the horrors – there really is no other word for it – that women and girls ...

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Sandi threatened to write something for me so long ago we’d almost both forgotten about it, when she unearthed the thoughts she sent me through the following screed about her book talking about cystic fibrosis. Why did you write The Mystery of the Sixty Five Roses? There are several reasons why ...

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Okay, I admit it. Life is never dull when transporting a wizard on his crusade against the Nevernever. It isn’t exactly a Sunday picnic either. What with all the vampires and a mysterious man brandishing a sacred sword, it is a wonder my upholstery hasn’t been shredded more often. Honestly, ...

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It’s just fascinating the people you meet online, for some reason I tend to meet a lot of authors…can’t think why. Cassandra Webb has a new book coming out and kindly consented to write a few words for me. Say hello to Cas! New Years Reading Resolutions. So the kids ...

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It is indeed idle to get between a fool and his folly, and I could have done nothing else to convince those fools to save their own lives. I watched them plunge, sled, man and dog through the rotten ice to their deaths, while Buck gazed on, almost impassively. He ...

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Hi, I’m Emily Morgan, you’ll find me at Emily Morgan Writes and I’m very glad to be doing a guest post on Suz’s fantastic blog. Today I’m going to look at Jasper Fforde’s work.  I know that Suzie has reviewed one of his books, Something Rotten, on this blog and she ...

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