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Kill your darlings: 5 tips for cutting and editing scenes you love

Another month, and another of our authors’ Round Robins. This month we have another thought-provoking topic, this time set by author Marci Baun Deleting scenes: Do you ever delete scenes? When and why do you delete them? And what do you do with them? Do you save them? Or just toss them?  When I first…… Continue reading Kill your darlings: 5 tips for cutting and editing scenes you love

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Crime, romance and classic fiction: 13 books set in the Lake District

With its glorious and dramatic scenery, the Lake District in northern England has been an inspiration for writers and artists for centuries. Lots of us in the UK will be holidaying at home this year. If you’re lucky enough to be travelling to the Lakes – or even if you just want to armchair travel…… Continue reading Crime, romance and classic fiction: 13 books set in the Lake District

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Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine’s Emporium is out now!

This is just a quick post to say our new anthology, Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine’s Emporium, is out now in paperback and for Kindle. The anthology is free on Kindle Unlimited – and look at the lovely paperback! I was really chuffed when my copy arrived and I could add it to the other…… Continue reading Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine’s Emporium is out now!

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Meet the author, with @TonyRiches, author of the bestselling Tudor Trilogy

It’s a great pleasure to have historical fiction author Tony Riches round today to discuss a new release in his Elizabethan series – a period of history I find fascinating. Thanks for coming all the way to Yorkshire, Tony! Hi Helena, and thank you for inviting me to your blog. Lovely to meet you, even…… Continue reading Meet the author, with @TonyRiches, author of the bestselling Tudor Trilogy

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A new Miss Moonshine anthology! And news of a brilliant book auction for vaccines worldwide

It’s been an exciting week for the nine of us authors who make up Authors on the Edge. On 21st June we’ll be releasing the third in our series of anthologies around the character of Miss Moonshine and her Wonderful Emporium in the fabulous town of Haven Bridge. Our new anthology is called Midsummer Magic…… Continue reading A new Miss Moonshine anthology! And news of a brilliant book auction for vaccines worldwide

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Good to meet you…Kate Field, author of Finding Home

I first met author Kate Field a few years ago at a Romantic Novelists’ Association conference, and we’ve been friends ever since. Kate is one of the authors in the Miss Moonshine anthologies – stories by nine northern authors – and it’s a great pleasure to invite Kate to visit over the Pennines to celebrate…… Continue reading Good to meet you…Kate Field, author of Finding Home

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9 Tips for Choosing Your Characters’ Names

Another month, another authors’ Round Robin! And this month our topic is: How do you choose your characters’ names? Are there any you avoid? I thought this topic might be quite easy to write about but, actually, once I started thinking about it, I realised in many ways choosing names for your characters is even…… Continue reading 9 Tips for Choosing Your Characters’ Names

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A new historical novel in the She-Wolf series: interview with author Carol McGrath

It’s a great pleasure to meet author Carol McGrath today, and to welcome her to a spring-like Yorkshire! The Greek Mani Where do you live, Carol? There is a question! I live in Oxfordshire, England. I also own a house in the Greek Mani which is where I am at the moment. That sounds -…… Continue reading A new historical novel in the She-Wolf series: interview with author Carol McGrath

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Making an Audiobook: The Basics You Need to Know

Have you ever wondered what goes into making an audiobook? As a reader, do you often listen to audio? In the past three years, out of ebooks, paperbacks and audio, audiobooks have had the highest year on year growth. Michael Sum and Stewart Storrar of Voquent, a voiceover agency, have kindly offered to answer a…… Continue reading Making an Audiobook: The Basics You Need to Know