I have previously struggled to write a decent one, I did try before but it wasn’t very good so the other day I had another go at it as quite few people have been asking me what my still unfinished book is about. I didn’t look at the old one before writing this so hopefully […]
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I downloaded this book with a considerable amount of trepidation. I meet the author at my writing groups and although I’ve not really spoken to her I would have found it rather embarrassing if I hated the book, or worse found it historically inaccurate. The book tells the story of Roman military doctor newly arrived […]
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I normally avoid politics on my blog, but this time I’m going make an exception. After quite a bit of deliberation I have decided how I am going to vote on this, but I’m keeping that to myself. What is really getting me quite cross under the collar is level of debate from both sides. […]
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I have written a few reviews and have been surprised with how hard they are to write. I’ve settled on a layout that suites me and is a bit different from most other reviews I’ve read. If I have loved the book then they are a pleasure to write, but when the book has, in […]
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I came across this by accident when I was looking for a hashtag for my latest pointless tweet about my word count. Before finding, it I have been trying, and for once successfully, to write every day. I did try setting myself goals about how many posts, scenes and short stories I would write in […]
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Before I get in to my subject I would like to state I’m not having a pop at Americans, I know a few they are nice people (apart from Donald Trump). That last sentence was a bit misleading; I don’t know Trump. American English can cause a lot of problems for authors from the UK. […]
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I love the weekends, I know this isn’t exactly earth shattering news. Most of us, however much they like their jobs, look forward to weekend. I like to do serval different things on the weekend to make it feel special. One of the things I do is have a cup I only drink out off […]
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1. The Name You Can’t Pronounce No, this isn’t he who shall not be named. This is that name you have no friggen clue how to say. It’s got twelve hyphens and six apostrophes with no vowels and two Q’s at the end. It’s names like, M’Tsluiqrth-Neiea, Xaro…
It’s time we had a talk about these type of pictures, now we are all adults so don’t be coy. I’ll go first, I will admit it, I have used those type of pictures, you know the ones I mean. You find pictures for your blog posts on google and post them without checking if […]
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We all have our problem weather its money, kids, relationships or work. I have my share of problems like the rest of you, don’t worry I’m not about to list them! A while ago I noticed how negative I had become, it’s very east to fall into the trap of wallowing in your problems. I […]
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