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The 5 Questions of Writing by guest author Tom Halford

I am happy to welcome my friend and fellow author, Tom Halford, to my blog today. Tom’s debut novel was published by Crooked Cat Books in 2018 and he is now writing his second novel which will be published in 2019. Thanks for having me on this blog, Val. I really appreciate it. When I …

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The 5 writing Questions by guest author Susan Barnard

Susan Barnard is not only a gifted author in her own right, but she is also an editor of great patience, insight and lightness of touch. For all these reasons I am thrilled to have her visit my blog today to discuss her writing habits. WHEN? I don’t have a set writing routine. Some writers …

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The 5 Questions of Writing by guest author Patricia M Osborne

I am thrilled that my friend and fellow Swanwicker, Patricia M. Osborne, has agreed to visit my blog today to explain about her writing journey. Over to you, Patricia. Hi Val, thank you for inviting me over to your blog today to talk about my writing. When Did I Start To Write? I’ve been writing …

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The 5 Questions about my Writing by guest author Allison Symes

One of my dearest friends, whom I met through the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, is the talented flash fiction writer and blogger Allison Symes. Allison’s writing, I know, inspires younger and less experienced writers. So I am delighted that she joins me today to reveal her answers to 5 questions about her writing. Many thanks …

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The 5 Questions of My Writing by guest author Wendy H. Jones

It is a pleasure to welcome back to my blog the big noise amongst modern Scottish authors, Wendy H Jones. She is here to explain about her writing and tell a bit about her fabulous books. Thank you so much for taking time out to visit, Wendy: over to you. When I write. When I …

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The Long, Winding and Undulating Writing Road by guest author Miriam Drori

I am delighted to be joined on the blog today by my friend and fellow author, Miriam Drori who discusses her journey to becoming a best-selling author. Over to you Miriam. For me, the road to becoming a writer is also the road to writing my latest book, which is actually my first book. Let …

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Me and my Writing by guest author Sue Barnard

Sue Barnard is a most talented writer, poet and editor, so I am honoured that she has taken time out of her busy schedule to visit my blog and write about her writing career. Over to you, Sue. For someone whose main passion is writing, I suppose it’s strange to recollect that in the early …

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Titus Oates – 17th Century Psychopath? by guest author Kate Braithwaite

I am happy to introduce you to my fellow author Kate Braithwaite. Kate is a Britiash author living in the USA who writes gripping historical crime fiction.  I’m imagining that readers of Val Penny love excellent crime fiction andso although I’m a historical novelist, it seemed like a good ideato focus on the criminal side …

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A Fresh Start by guest author Andrew Roberts

My friend and fellow writer ans Swanwicker, Andrew Roberts, has made time to vist the blog to share the remarkably brave changes he has made to his life to advance his writing career. 2018 has been an interesting year for me, with some major changes to my life; I left a full-time accountsjob, paving the …

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Doing It My Way: The Joy Of Being An Authorpreneur by guest author Elizabeth Ducie

I am delighted that my friend and fellow Swanwicker Elizabeth Ducie has taken time to visit my blog today to share her expertese and experience about writing. Elizabeth, over to you. The term authorpreneur is defined in Urban Dictionary as ‘An author who creates a written product, participates in creating their own brand, and actively …

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