Writing Myths Busted and Common Mistakes to Avoid!

If you’re new to the world of writing, first off – welcome! You’ve just dipped your toe into a wonderful and supportive community. Much of the time everyone stumbles over each other with offerings of help and advice, and that’s awesome! But some of the time, even though things are said with the kindest heart,…

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Expression Through Art

I write…a lot. It’s something that started out as a hobby and quickly progressed into an obsession. There’s so much going on in my head, so many bottled up emotions, thoughts and sometimes anger, that I have to get it out. I need to. If I didn’t, I’d combust. I don’t talk about my feelings,…

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Reaching Out

I’ve been a busy little bee! Nestpitch, writing my book, designing its cover and some graphics for when it’s ready to go, go, go and I even have a book trailer, which I can’t wait to show you all. However, as well as all of that, I’ve been doing a little something else which I…

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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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What to do…

It’s a big day in the Wicker household. Actually…it’s very quiet, but there’s a good reason for that. Today my husband went back to work for the first time in about two and a half years. He’s not been very well you see, so this is a triumph for him. Usually at this time of…

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The Life Stages of a Pantsers Manuscript

A friend of mine is faced with having to write her first full-length novel for a few years. It’s not going to be a problem for her – well, she thinks it will be, but her words are so epic that I know it’ll be fantastic once it’s done, even if she hits some rocks…

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My First Short Story

I finally wrote a short story. I’m actually really happy that I did it as I thought it an impossible task. But here it is. Stepping Out Lost. The stupid word ran through my head again, playing over and over. I flicked my gaze to the window, tipping my head to the side as I…

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It’s live: Fractured Immortal Paperback Giveaway

I am pleased as punch to finally bring you Fractured Immortal in paperback. To celebrate its release, I’m giving away one signed copy. You can find the link for that at the end of this post. There a couple of small changes that were made for the paperback. Natasha, one of my awesome critique partners,…

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My 2014 in review. I owe you guys a big fat thank you.

I’ve seen a few of these posts around so thought I’d add mine to the mix. My blog has only been running since June, so I’m pleased with the numbers. Actually, I’m over the moon. I think we’ve all come to realize by now that I waffle on about random nothingness most of the time…

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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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