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5 Underrated or Overlooked Novels

When people talk about the “best” books, or their favourites, often they are guided by peer pressure or by what they think should be the best books. Or if an author is the topic of discussion, the same old books are trotted out as supreme examples.  This means that a lot of books are overlooked […]

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Introducing Lilliana Rose

I thought I’d talk about an author whose work I like, but is also some-one I know personally, and some-one who I think everyone else should get to know, at least through her work. I have been lucky enough to know Lilliana Rose for a few years as a fellow South Australian writer. I first […]

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Novel #32

Yep, another novel… But, before then, let’s update the rejections! Spandex Dreams was rejected because (and I quote) “we feel it would be too difficulty and would ruin the integrity of the story to eliminate the Australianisms throughout.” And Voyage Home was short-listed but failed to make the final 5 in a YA novel competition. Rejection Total: […]

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An Absolute Shed-Load Of Links

I have been sent so many links and things, that it’s becoming overwhelming. But, needless to say, I have read them all, and so shall share some here. Techniques for Overcoming Writer’s Block by Steve Rossiter (an editor who has taken a punt on me, so I recommend him heartily) gives 3 bits of advice […]

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How different writers look at the same situation.

Something different this time! Your partner breaks up with you, dumping you for a richer, better looking person. So you write about it, as a writer would. But what you write will dictate how you put this down on paper: (a) Poetry – you put all your angst down in a series of lines that just bleed […]

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The Music of Writing

Recently I was accepted into an anthology called Song Stories Vol 1. As part of the publicity for the book, the editor has organised a music-based blog hop. What is wanted is a discussion or something about how music has influenced an author’s writing. I looked at it, went, “Yeah,” and thought little of it. […]

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Book Review – ’11/22/63′ by Stephen King

Before I begin, I should say Stephen King is one of my favourite authors. His short stories rank amongst the best I have read, and his novel Christine has been consistently in my favourite three books for the past twenty or more years. Having said that, I have been disappointed in many of his novels […]

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