10 ways to live more like a 19th century writer

11 November 2015
11 November 2015
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10 ways to live more like a 19th century writer

Technology is changing our brains. Our attention spans are shrinking and we find it hard to concentrate on one task at a time. Neuroscientist Daniel…

Takatsu Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams Kickstarter campaign

19 October 2015
19 October 2015
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Takatsu Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams Kickstarter campaign

Takatsu, the pioneer of the English cell phone novel and a trailblazer in transmedia storytelling, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his colle…

Why writers love book bloggers

14 September 2015
14 September 2015
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Why writers love book bloggers

For a long time I've adored the line from A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, 'I have always depended on the kindness of strang…

The Replacement Wife is released

2 September 2015
2 September 2015
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The Replacement Wife is released

My novel The Replacement Wife is now released and available as an ebook (HarperCollins Impulse). Now comes the fun part ... I get to hear what other…

10 tips for how writers can use #bookstagram on Instagram

22 July 2015
22 July 2015
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10 tips for how writers can use #bookstagram on Instagram

The problem with being a writer is the act of writing is boring. Look here I am at my laptop, writing. Oh again, I'm at my laptop, writing. I…

Jason Howell on Extrovert Writers

16 July 2015
16 July 2015
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Jason Howell on Extrovert Writers

Today I give thanks to writer Jason Howell. On his groundbreaking site Howlarium he asks the important questions. His discussion on Extrovert Writer…

Recipes for writers - Healthy writing snacks

14 July 2015
14 July 2015
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Recipes for writers - Healthy writing snacks

Let me start this post by saying I think ‘snack’ is one of the ugliest sounding words in the English language. In any case, good food can be great f…

Touching Doodles

17 June 2015
17 June 2015
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Touching Doodles

Often there is a little bit of sadness hiding behind every moment of happiness
Like finding gold amongst rubble, I recently discovered Touching Doodl…

10 things I’ve learned about readers from crowd-writing on Wattpad

9 June 2015
9 June 2015
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10 things I’ve learned about readers from crowd-writing on Wattpad

I’ve had my stories on Wattpad for about 18 months now. With every chapter I’ve posted, I’ve built a readership. But more importantly, crowd-writing…

10 tips to take your own author headshot

3 June 2015
3 June 2015
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10 tips to take your own author headshot

There are three things a publisher is going to need from you when you're having a book published: an author bio, a blurb and an author headshot.…

How my novel is getting published by HarperCollins

12 May 2015
12 May 2015
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How my novel is getting published by HarperCollins

It's finally happened - I've signed a contract with one of the Big Five publishers! HarperCollins's digital first imprint Impulse will b…

Art, culture and kiddy stuff in Japan

3 May 2015
3 May 2015
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Art, culture and kiddy stuff in Japan

I've just returned from two fabulous weeks in Japan. I love how civilised it feels over there, how no two toilets operate in the same way, I lov…

Christine Frazier from Better Novel Project

7 April 2015
7 April 2015
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Christine Frazier from Better Novel Project

I write intuitively. I get an idea and plunge right into a story, hoping to work work things out along the way. Invariably, I get stuck around 20,00…

Best writing advice from a rejection letter

2 April 2015
2 April 2015
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Best writing advice from a rejection letter

The best piece of writing advice I received was in a rejection letter from a publisher seven years ago. The unnamed reader said: ‘There seems to be …

10 tips for writers using Twitter

10 March 2015
10 March 2015
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10 tips for writers using Twitter

Have followers. If you're sending tweets out to twelve people, why bother? Your first step is to build an audience. Follow someone similar to you…

Recipes for writers - best brain foods

12 February 2015
12 February 2015
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Recipes for writers - best brain foods

I don’t know what has happened to me lately. After years of dissing sugar Nazis and Thermomix owners, I’ve found myself suddenly interested in eatin…

Tips for submitting your manuscript

10 February 2015
10 February 2015
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Tips for submitting your manuscript

In my novelette Bequest Leonard has spent years having his body tattooed by a well known Australian artist. The story traces his quest about what to…

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