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Walk a Mile in their Shoes

“You can never truly judge a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” When I started researching my family history, I wanted to do more than just collect names, dates and places. I know that’s where you have … 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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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 Trials and Tribulations of a First Time Author

The beginning of 2011 was when I finally started my journey as an author. Little did I know then what lay ahead.  My first attempt at an introduction was so contrived that it rapidly made it into the recycle bin. … Continue reading

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Can I write a book?

I never set out to write a book, in fact nothing could have been further from my mind.  My interest was in discovering my family history … the project just sort of grew. Was it true the family had once … Continue reading

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