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It’s Okay To Say “No”

Saying “No” Is a Sign of Intelligence I read something a long while ago about an experiment involving people handed cakes and chocolate non-stop and the test was to see whether they kept saying yes, or eventually said no. After all, we don’t need all the cake and all the chocolate in one day. Moderation… Continue reading It’s Okay To Say “No”

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Writing An Organic Novel Which Becomes a Living Organism

What Is An Organic Novel? An organic novel is perhaps the hardest type of book you could ever write. The author might have a vague idea of what they’re writing and why, but largely they’ve allowed themselves to go with the flow – starting with a basic story arc and adding to the flow as… Continue reading Writing An Organic Novel Which Becomes a Living Organism

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“They Say I’m Doing Well” Blog Tour – Stop #26 – Sarah Michelle Lynch

They say I’m doing well… So, what does this mean to me…? I could relay you a million stories, about people I’ve known or met in passing. I have one of those minds; I remember lots of little details people tell me and they always come in useful when I’m writing. So I guess what… Continue reading “They Say I’m Doing Well” Blog Tour – Stop #26 – Sarah Michelle Lynch

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Writing A Standalone

**Warning, this blog contains swearing, humour… and some strong opinions. Proceed with caution.** “I actually forgot how to write a standalone…” …I said to my husband the other day. One of the reasons I decided to write a standalone this time round is that my own tastes are changing and I find myself more and… Continue reading Writing A Standalone

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#MondayBlogs – Why Write Serials?

Many modern authors (myself included) have been accused of writing serials and I quote “to earn more money” from eBook sales (I BLOODY WISH). So when my husband (and editor) suggested I write this blog post, I thought why not? So, serials. Personally I’ve read quite a few erotic serials. I like them. It can… Continue reading #MondayBlogs – Why Write Serials?

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Two Modes Make a Book

In the beginning when I first started writing novels I was writing because I had an idea that just wouldn’t be contained and I had to write it. There were no two ways. Several novels on, however, there ARE two ways. These days I write with handwritten notes by my side, perhaps even a chapter-by-chapter… Continue reading Two Modes Make a Book

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Catching Up with the Joneses – for fans of Angel Avenue

Recently I re-read one of my own novels (oh the vanity!!!). It was quite nice actually, and because of the distance I’ve put between myself and this novel now, I was reading it as if from a new reader’s perspective (almost). Angel Avenue was a novel I wrote in a rush of affection and nostalgia… Continue reading Catching Up with the Joneses – for fans of Angel Avenue