#MMICB #BookReview Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay @nicolamay1 #TuesdayBookBlog

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Warning: this sequel is so GOOD you might find daily life a struggle while reading it. I was on a Hammersmith bound London tube train, sucking on several wine gums when I became engrossed in this book, Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay. It is Nicola May’s sequel to the Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay. I […]

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#BookReview 10 Steps To Hero @sacha_black #TuesdayBookBlog #AmWriting

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This book How to Craft a Kickass Protagonist – 10 Steps To Hero has become a permanent feature in my writer’s handbag and it has really helped me on my journey to publication. If only the author, Sacha Black, knew how bendy I’ve made the book spine (from excessive use), how many pages are now […]

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#BookReview Amazing Grace @KimTheBookworm #TuesdayBookBlog

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This book gave me a much-needed smile the night before an important job interview. For most of that week I had been stressing about this ninety minute interview, which included a half-hour quick-fire round of technical questions, and so I had a facial expression similar to that of a bulldog chewing on a thistle. Locked […]

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The Importance of Magical and Messy Moments For Writers #AmWriting

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The creative process for producing any kind of art is both magical and messy. It doesn’t matter whether you paint, draw, play an instrument or write, your art will sometimes surprise and delight you and other times it will cause mess. The following moments are what I call messy for writers: A draft full of […]

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Things Bookworms Worry About When Reading Book Series #MondayBlogs

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As a bookworm I enjoy reading a good book series, I love the excitement of finishing a first book and making a frantic dash onto Amazon to buy the second. I am a big fan of watching an author’s Twitter feed like a hawk for news on when the next book in their series is […]

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Giving Your Character a Pet – The Hidden Benefits #Writers

Giving my characters pets has helped me overcome some tricky writing situations. From enhancing my characters to moving plots forward these furry characters have at times been my saving grace. I am a pet person and the owner of a small gang of unruly cats and an over excited dog. As an enthusiastic pet owner […]

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#BookReview Poetic Rituals @RituBhathal #Poetry #TuesdayBookBlog

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This book of modern day poems did something miraculous: it made me start reading poetry. It is safe to say that up until this point I was a poetry virgin. Can you believe this? At forty-five years young I had not properly experienced poetry. Everyone around me was raving about the delights of poetry, how […]

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