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Summer and winter on the Yorkshire moors, plus a new uplifting Christmas anthology

It’s time for our August authors’ round Robin, and author Rhobin Courtright has set us the perfect summer topic… Give an excerpt from one of your books dealing with travel and/or a holiday Rhobin is an American author, and her original title mentions¬† a ‘vacation’, but I’ve translated into the British ‘holiday’ for my post.…… Continue reading Summer and winter on the Yorkshire moors, plus a new uplifting Christmas anthology

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How indie publishing gave me my confidence back (and why I’m not going back to trad)

Self-publishing my novels has given me confidence back in my own writing. I’ve gone from thinking no one would want to read the type of story I write – feel-good and uplifting, but involving serious issues – to finally starting work on a new novel, after months of not writing. When I had my first…… Continue reading How indie publishing gave me my confidence back (and why I’m not going back to trad)

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Where do ideas come from? Creative inspiration (and how to find it)

It’s July and time for this month’s authors’ Round Robin. Thanks to author Robin Courtright for setting the topic… What book (or type of book) are you currently working on? Do you have ideas for future books? I have an answer to both those questions (see below!) and this month’s topic also made me think…… Continue reading Where do ideas come from? Creative inspiration (and how to find it)

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Miss Moonshine’s Emporium at Christmas

It’s December and the final authors’ Round Robin of the year. Since I love Christmas stories of all kinds, this has to be my favourite challenge of the the past twelve months: write a piece of fiction in the Christmas spirit. Hooray! First of all, if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you…… Continue reading Miss Moonshine’s Emporium at Christmas

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What makes a writer write, when writing is such hard work?

It’s June, which means the sun is out, my roses are in bloom – and it’s time for another of our authors’ Round Robins… This month the topic is: Why do you write or feel compelled to write, even through the difficult parts? This is such a great question.¬†A while ago, when I was in…… Continue reading What makes a writer write, when writing is such hard work?

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How a group of authors became friends and inspired each other #amwriting #authorsontheedge

Sometimes writing can be a lonely business. The only people you meet are the characters inside your head, and the only exciting things that happen are the ones you dream up. You are not friends with these interesting people you’re writing about, and these momentous events aren’t happening to you – you are, in fact,…… Continue reading How a group of authors became friends and inspired each other #amwriting #authorsontheedge