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Do Competitions Necessarily Show the Cream of the Book Crop?


Success as an author seems to depend on how much money you can spend on promoting yourself. EVEN ENTRY TO BOOK COMPETITIONS REQUIRES A FEE.   In the first book competition I’ve ever entered, I was given a date for … Continue reading

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The Time of Your Life – A Poem


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Father’s Day Memories of My Dad


What can I say about my lovely caring father? I have nothing but praise for him.  He died aged ninety-seven and was until the very last, the most gentle, kindest, and loving man I know, except maybe for my husband … Continue reading

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If You Weren’t Here – Poem


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A Case For Adjectives?


In writing circles experts frown upon using too many adjectives. This is from an English lesson I did many years ago. Oddly enough, I gained a tick for each adjective used. My question is how would this story be without … Continue reading

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INGREDIENTS FOR LASTING LOVE


Ingredients For Lasting Love The one thing in life we all look for is LOVE. Just think of all the songs written about it, like  the Beatles’s song ‘All You Need is Love’ or the thousands of other love songs … Continue reading

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Introductory Offer on New Tweeting Service Tweets4u


WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU REACH A WIDER AUDIENCE   Now you’ve written your book, it’s time to let the public see it. Why waste your precious time on social media when you can free yourself to write your next … Continue reading

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Three Brilliant Ways for Authors to Co-Promote


  After a discussion in a Facebook author group in late November, I decided to start a co-promotion group called the Tweeting Co-Promotion Group. Not very original, but it says what we do. We’ve been operating just 2 months and … Continue reading

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Ray’s Journal: 6th Entry


        This is not an excerpt from ‘Your Last Breath’. It’s more a snapshot of the thoughts and feelings our serial killer, Ray Lang, had in his earlier life. What influenced his later decision to kill? Was … Continue reading

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Swirling Leaves of Autumn’s Wind


Swirling Leaves of Autumn’s Wind Swirling leaves of autumn’s wind Fly and dance in circles, Levitating from the ground They dance around your ankles. Rush indoors, escape the blast Of whipping, churning air. Close the door, ensure it’s fast Time … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 5th Entry


This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to follow. Please read and … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 4th Entry


  This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to follow. Please read … Continue reading

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Journal of a Serial Killer: 3rd Entry


Available here at $2.99 This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 2nd Entry


This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to follow. Please read and … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 1st Entry


This is not an excerpt from ‘Your Last Breath’. It’s more a snapshot of the thoughts and feelings our serial killer, Ray Lang, had in his earlier life. What influenced his later decision to kill? Was it the negative reactions … Continue reading

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Do Murder Thrillers Encourage Some People to Kill


The horrifying news about Jemma Lilley, originally from Lincolnshire, UK, killing autistic boy, Aaron Pajich, at her home in Perth because she wanted to feel euphoric, appalls me. http://ind.pn/2lWh91Z I’m beginning to worry what effect books like my dark thriller … Continue reading

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Different Doesn’t Mean Inferior


  It’s natural to see things from our own viewpoint. Sometimes, it’s from a physical perspective. For instance, a tall person cleaning may see a gathering of dust on an upper shelf while a short person, unable to see that … Continue reading

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Wish I was an expert!


Apart from being a master at nothing, the worst thing about being an all-rounder is there is so much you want to do and not enough time to do it in. Wish there were more hours in the day! I … Continue reading

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Best Way Yet to Make Sure Your Posts Are Reblogged


  Co-operative Reblogging How many of us have spent precious time perfecting a post for our website only to have it seen once, and then sink neglected in the blog graveyard? Few people may have actually seen the post, and … Continue reading

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