Five Ways To Write Better Dialogue

I don’t know about you, but one of the things I find hardest to write is dialogue. It’s so easy to overthink it, to start questioning whether it sounds natural or flows nicely – and as soon as you start doing that, you often find your dialogue actually starts getting worse. So today I’ve got […]

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Managing Mental Health & Self-Employment

Five years ago, I couldn’t have managed a part-time job – whether a traditional one, or a self-directed one. The process of moving forward from this has been a learning one, and it is not a situation unique to me. Many people who experience major mental health breakdowns find it difficult to return to work […]

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Nanowrimo: Where Garbage is Golden

Today I’d like to talk to you about Nanowrimo. Nanowrimo is an annual writing competition where you compete against yourself, attempting to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. This works out to 1,666 words a day, which doesn’t sound like much…until you’ve tried to do it. Nonetheless it is an incredible encouragement tool, […]

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Mundane Magic Released!

After a lot of waiting and a lot of work, it’s finally here. My debut novel, Mundane Magic, is now available in ebook and print! If you’re fond of period English drama, magic, difficult choices and stubborn characters – then take a chance on this story. Come and learn about Odette and Henry and the […]

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Writing Mental Health: Mundane Magic & Anxiety

When I was young, I looked to books to find myself. In the characters I read about, I tried to understand this mortal shell I was trapped in – what it meant, what it could be, how to survive it. By their examples I found aspects of myself; solace in seeing them succeed and strength […]

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Resources for Author Publishers

So you’ve heard the story of how I went from writing a novel to self-publishing it – now here’s a list of what I used to do it. I mentioned several of these in the previous post but, for easy reference, here’s as complete a list I can muster of things that helped me educate […]

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