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Three Tips for​ Writing a Series

Being in the middle of writing and publishing a series, I feel confident in saying that it adds a layer of complexity compared with writing a standalone book. But what do I mean by a series? My series is essentially … Continue reading

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Why I wrote a book

I didn’t set out to be an author. The fact is, when the idea of writing a novel kept nudging itself into my mind, I did everything I could to resist it. I am a scientist by training, and creative … Continue reading

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I Can Write a Book!

Can I write a book? That was the question I asked three years ago when I put my first post on this site. It had taken me three years to write the post in the first place as I was … Continue reading

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Becoming a Published Author

Condemned by Fate – Now Published! It all happened quite quickly and quietly really. After months of pulling together my short story, reworking it after the editing, making sure the formattin… Source: Becoming a Published Author

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Write What You Know?

I’ve often come across the phrase Write What You Know. I think it’s meant to help, but while it may make life easier I don’t actually believe it’s necessary. I’m glad I hadn’t heard the advice before I started writing otherwise it would … Continue reading

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New Look

Maybe it’s due to the start of a new year, but I’ve two very exciting pieces of news this month. The first is that I have now finished the first draft of my book (:D), and the second, which you … Continue reading

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‘Why’ and ‘How’ – Understanding Family History

‘Why’ and ‘How’. Two very short words, but words I have increasingly struggled with as I’ve tried to make sense of the information I’ve gathered for my book. My current WIP is based on my family history. Thanks to the internet, I … Continue reading

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Why Writing the Last Chapter is the Most Difficult

A chapter is just a chapter isn’t it? I thought so, until I neared the end of my first draft and realised that the last chapter is a different beast entirely. I’d been excited about finishing the first draft, but as I started … Continue reading

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Nearly There

Am I a failure or have I got something to be proud of? Despite the fact that it started so well, over the summer I feel I have become a complete failure at posting regular blogs. It is so easy … Continue reading

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The Perils of Turning Fact into Fiction

Fact, Fiction or Memoir? If you’re familiar with family history research, you’ll know there is a lot of information available. From the ten yearly census records, to births, deaths and marriage certificates, Parish records, copies of wills, newspaper articles or Trade Directories (for … Continue reading

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