Physical books – do we need them?

The invention of the eReader is, without a doubt, one of my favorite inventions ever. I’ve never been one to keep books. I wanted to, but as my husband was in the army and we moved around often, lugging boxes of books was never an option. I’d buy or borrow them, read, and then return…

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My non-traditional writing prompts

I know a lot of people tend to use writing prompts when they’re a bit flummoxed. I do too, though not in the traditional sense. This post is a direct result of a conversation I had the other day regarding writing prompts and what works for an individual. So, what is a writing prompt? A…

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The Little Things We Do

I’m inspired by my cat to write this. Yes, that’s right. My cat. He has a weird habit of eating with his paws. Rather than shove his face into his food, he picks up each piece of meat with his claws and eats it that way. I have no idea why he does it and…

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What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

I was having this conversation with Bill the other day, well a conversation along those lines, but about our children. If any of you have read Bill’s recent posts you’ll know he has a heck of a lot to be proud of, you can check those out here. My children are ten and eleven and…

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Oh Me, Oh My, It’s Alive!

It seems a long time ago that I first put pen to paper and started to scribble in a notebook. Said notebook then got found by my very artistic children and pages started to be pulled. Before I knew it, my nice thick notebook was reduced to a few scribbled upon pages and not much…

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Here Come the Nerves

Vomit keeps rising in my throat. Maybe that’s a SLIGHT exaggeration, but I am definitely queasy right now. As I type this post, it’s 23.55pm on the 19th of December. That means Fractured Immortal is 24 hours and 5 minutes away from being released. It’s the first time I have ever put a book out…

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Sit up and Pay Attention.

I am being completely serious with the title of my blog post. It’s not a play on words and it’s not a joke. For the past several months I have been in a lot of pain in my back and neck. I’m one of those ‘see the worst’ kind of people. I never used to…

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Bridging the disparity of opinion between the self-published and the traditionally published

This is my second attempt at writing about this. The first attempt ended up like one of those essay’s that you do at Uni – you know ‘critically evaluate’ and by the end of it, other than comments about removing fingers from asses and rather impolitely saying ‘suck it’, it rivalled even my finest 1st…

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Poking an Editors Brains: Kate Foster

A few weeks back I wrote a post called The Army Behind the Writer. Scores of people from beta readers, critique partners and editors work hard to help knock each book into shape. With that in mind, I decided I wanted to hear from one of these people. Editors spend a huge amount of time…

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Fractured Immortal by E.L. Wicker

I sunk my life into it. My blood, my sweat, my tears. I gave it everything I had, but that’s another post altogether. Today – today I am over the moon and ridiculously excited to bring you the cover reveal for Fractured Immortal, which you can pre-order now! Release date is 21st December. Fractured Immortal…

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