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Writing Historical Romantic Fiction by guest author John Jackson

My friend John Jackson joins me today to answer the question: What are you doing Here? (A mere Male in a woman’s world) This is a question I ask myself from time to time. Luckily, the answer comes back the same every time. “Having fun!” I have never had a typical male “look-down-the-nose” type of attitude …

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Friends of Hunter’s Chase

I have established a new Facebook group, Friends of Hunter’s Chase. Please join me there for news about DI Hunter Wilson, his police colleagues and his life in Edinburgh, Scotland. You will find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/296295777444303/ . In Hunter’s Chase Hunter has been promoted to Detective Inspector since the former Chief Constable, Sir Peter Myerscough resigned. …

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Sunday Sojourn – Dulwich by guest author Jennifer C.Wilson

This article was first published by Jennifer C. Wilson on 3rd September 2018 at https://jennifercwilsonwriter.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/sunday-sojourn-dulwich/. Happy Sunday morning all! Today, we’re taking a trip to Dulwich, with Alice Castle, to look at the setting for her upcoming novel, Death in Dulwich, released this very month, and available for pre-order now… It’s lovely to be here, Jennifer, thanks …

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Winchester Writers’ Festival 2017

I was recommended to attend the Winchester Writers’ Festival by the author, Simon Hall. Some of Simon’s books are reviewed on this site: The Balance of Guilt at https://bookreviewstoday.info/2016/12/27/the-balance-of-guilt-by-simon-hall/ and The Dark Horizon at https://bookreviewstoday.info/2016/06/03/the-dark-horizon-by-simon-hall/. I took his advice and attended the festival this year. I am glad I did. The Winchester Writers’ Festival runs over a …

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10 of the Best Poems about Stars by guest author Dr Oliver Tearle

This article was first published on the Site Interesting Literature founded and edited by Dr Oliver Tearle, Lecturer in English at Loughborough University and freelance writer. It appeared on 28 July 2017 at https://interestingliterature.com/2017/07/28/10-of-the-best-poems-about-stars/#more-12016. The best starry poems Stars, like flowers and the moon and sunsets, are part of the ‘paint-by-numbers’ poetry toolkit: if you want …

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Structuring A Novel: Chapters by guest author Lynette Davis

This article by Lynette Davis was first published on Writer to Writer on 22 May, 2017 at https://writertowritersite.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/structuring-a-novel-chapters/. When you get an idea for a novel it seems easy to develop it but once you start working on it, it turns into a jungle, a mess. You might find yourself trying to figure out how simple things work or trying …

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How I Write a Novel: The Anaerris Code by guest author L.K.Kelley

My friend, L.K.Kelley, has a new book, The Anaerris Code coming out soon. I can’t wait to read it. This is how she went about writing it. The Anaerris Code – Release Date: February 14, 2017 As has kind of become a tradition with my Publisher, DragonEye Publisher, my initial book will always be released …

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10 ways to break through writer’s block instantly by guest author Maja

This article first appeared in Business in Rhyme published on 26 December 2016 at https://businessinrhyme.com/2016/12/26/10-ways-to-break-through-writers-block-instantly/. Writer’s block: a detrimental feeling that many of us encounter at least once in our writing life when you simply can’t pull yourself together and produce some satisfying work – at least in your own eyes. You feel lack of inspiration, …

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Editing – Mediorce Book -vs-Best-Seller by guest author L.K.Kelley

This article by L K Kelley was published on 19 June 2019 and first appeared in https://whitewolfprophecy.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/editing-mediocre-book-vs-best-seller/. Reading has always been my very favorite thing to do all my life.  But, since e-books have appeared, the book world of books has exploded, and competition is everywhere! Everyone writes today. That’s easy to see based on the …

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Structure by guest author Allison Symes

This article was first published on 24 Novermber 2016 at http://allisonsymes-thisworldandothers.weebly.com/blog—creating-worlds/structure. I used to be frightened of the thought of story structure.  It seemed too formal, too technical etc.  I’ve found it helpful to think of it as the “edit where I check the story makes sense”, which I appreciate is something of a mouthful! But …

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