Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Fully Loaded Balloon of a Character

In the Futurelearn Start Writing Fiction course we’ve now moved on to Finding and Developing Fictional Characters, so I thought I would share with you some writing nuggets of wisdom. We have been studying Josip Novakovitch’s methods of finding and … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Increase Comments on Your Blog

6 Ways to Increase Comments on Your Blog.

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ARC Review: Take Me On by Katie McGarry #cleansweepARC #MyNetGalley

ARC Review: Take Me On by Katie McGarry #cleansweepARC #MyNetGalley.

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Weekend Edition – Blissfully Immature plus Writing Tips and Good Reads

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
I won’t grow up. Though Father Time tells me I’m, as they say, “over the hill,” I decided long ago that I would never be a grown up … not…

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Hunger games: Cat’s play, Gym babe.

It’s coming to the end of my ten LA Fitness sessions, via Groupon. Has it made any difference? Yes I think I’ve noticed a few positive aspects, one I seem to be walking faster, two I have more energy, and … Continue reading

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My Kyrosmagica Review of Harvest by Jim Crace

Goodreads Synopsis of Harvest: On the morning after harvest, the inhabitants of a remote English village awaken looking forward to a hard-earned day of rest and feasting at their landowner’s table. But the sky is marred by two conspicuous columns … Continue reading

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You Made Quite a Splash, Blogging 201!

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
We’re thrilled that so many of you had such a great experience in Blogging 201: Branding, Growth, and Traffic. Looking at the feedback, the vast majority of you are happier with your blogs, feel…

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100 Happy Days – Week 2

Originally posted on Books Baking and Blogging:
This week was quite a hectic one, so it was a lot of fun to dedicate a little bit of my time each day to the 100 Happy Days Challenge and enjoy the little…

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Hooked by Lines and Images

This sounds like I’m going fishing and in a way I am. I’m searching for that illusive first line of a great story. In the Futurelearn Open University course we touched upon sources of inspiration: lines and images. I got … Continue reading

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The Four Classical Elements – Earth, Fire, Air and Water and How They Affect Our Lives

Originally posted on Lynette's Blog:
  The ancient Greeks believed that the world was made up of four elements. The idea that earth, fire, air and water made up all matter was the cornerstone of their philosophy, science and…

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