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A good time to write again

I haven't written here for a while; the whole summer in fact. My silence was due to a variety of reasons; not least because every spare minute I did have I have spent working on my novel. This, however, is a very good time to begin blogging again. You see, today marked an exciting* day.… Continue reading A good time to write again

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Reality check

Oh, Winchester, how I missed you last weekend. It was the first time I hadn’t gone Winchester Writers’ Festival in three years and, by all accounts, this year’s festival was one of the best. But I couldn’t attend. You see, I’ve been rather busy… Never Go There has just been edited/rewritten for the thirteenth time.… Continue reading Reality check

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Oh, the places you’ll…write

Oh, the places you’ll go. I’ve been in Banbury this weekend, a quiet trip away to work and visit my mum. Embracing the cliché, I decided to write in cafes. The benefit of writing in a café away from home is that I can enjoy all of the normal writing in a café experience without… Continue reading Oh, the places you’ll…write

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The Wobbles

As a writer, I spend my time making stuff up, writing it down and sending it off. I don’t spend very long looking inward, but rather looking outward, examining what I see and not who I am or, even, who I want to be. I have had, what I would describe, as a wobbly week. The reason… Continue reading The Wobbles

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In-Joke

My sister, Alice, came to stay recently and we had a ball. The joy of close friends and family, or even better family who double up as close friends, is the frequency in laughter, the sheer joy of their company. All Alice and I have to do at the moment is tell each other, as… Continue reading In-Joke

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Fierce Mothers

Like many sane people, I am trying (with help from their father) to raise two feminists. And I mean feminist in the true sense of the word; raising children to believe that we are all equal, that we should all be treated equally. Nothing made me happier this Mother’s Day than to watch my six-year-old daughter… Continue reading Fierce Mothers

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What it’s like to have your book deal announced…

Suspense writer @RebeccaTinnelly will be joining the @HodderBooks family! Fab twisty debut NEVER GO THERE out 2018. https://t.co/MBqs5KldoG — Emily Kitchin (@EmilyKitchin) March 9, 2017 When the above announcement went out in BookBrunch and on Twitter, I was unprepared for exactly how I would feel. I had signed the contract a few weeks before, keeping… Continue reading What it’s like to have your book deal announced…