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Ill equipped for nonchalance…

This is my sixth attempt at writing this post, because the previous five have been a tad over the top. I’m so used to battling through bouts of self-doubt that, when I have the opportunity to celebrate and show enthusiasm, I can go a little overboard. I am a very excitable person (from the woman… Continue reading Ill equipped for nonchalance…

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2nd novels, hide and seek and unexpected inspiration…

This week I discovered the best hiding place for hide and seek; tucked up and contorted on the window sill, hidden behind the curtains in my children’s bedroom. It took them ages to find me. AGES. And, whilst holding my breath and keeping as still as possible so as not to give the game away (I'm… Continue reading 2nd novels, hide and seek and unexpected inspiration…

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No! Not that, anything but that…

I have a somewhat rare flaw as a writer, and that is my lack of exposition. WHAT? I hear you gasp, your jaws collectively thudding to the floor. Surely you can’t have too little exposition? Apparently, you can. I have long been wary of exposition. I’ve heard the warnings from agents about avoiding an exposition… Continue reading No! Not that, anything but that…

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What do you want from me?

What do you want from me, now? (Mark Owen taking the lead on, well…you can probably guess the title of this particular Take That number.) Anyway… Two separate agents recently advised me that, although they really liked my work, they would want me to change a few key elements to mirror either Gone Girl or… Continue reading What do you want from me?