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Let the (Form & Genre) challenge… begin!

2012 is going to be a good year. In twelve months time, I will look back (with satisfaction) on the year that my youngest child went off to big school, the year I (hopefully) finished my degree, the year I … Continue reading

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The Almost Life

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Monday dawned just like every other Monday before it for the last seventeen years. Slow, quiet and filled with an increasing sense of unhappiness for Tanya Burton. She had felt it every morning for a year now and it seemed … Continue reading

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The ‘almost’ Sex Scene [NaNoWriMo 2011]

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“Drink?” “Yes please. I didn’t know if you were a red or white person, so I went for middle ground.” Sal poured two large glasses of the rosé and chinked hers against his. “To the station.” She smiled and raised … Continue reading

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Miss 10 signs up for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program!

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It’s official – my ten year old daughter has signed up for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers program. I am so utterly proud and excited that I could shout it from the rooftops! Miss 10 has had the writing bug for … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Prepare for the National Novel Writing Month

Originally posted on 1000 Pieces of Blue Sky:
I’m interested in creating supportive internal and external environments to facilitate writing during NaNo. To me, writing is the easiest thing about NaNoWriMo – just sitting there and putting the words on the…

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The Long Goodbye

By Laura Meyer   There she was. Eyes shining with promise. Wearing one of her big toothy smiles. So caught up in the moment, she didn’t self-censor it like she usually did in photos. Her long brown hair was pulled … Continue reading

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Writing ‘Soldier Out of Time’ for Eighty Nine

  Soldier Out of Time, was my first attempt at serious fiction writing. I had penned stories before; spent entire days writing as a teen, and had numerous semi-complete works, but I had never taken it seriously enough to think … Continue reading

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Amazon chart rush for Eighty Nine

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It’s the night before the Eighty Nine launch, and all in the LMT house are running around like headless chickens, making sure the launch goes smoothly… Jodi Cleghorn (creative brainchild of LMT, co-founder and Managing Editor of eMergent Publishing) and I … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo? Why yes, ThinkIWillDo!

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Apparently, it’s that time of the year again. No it’s not Christmas. You’ve still got a few sleeps till that gift-wrapped hell begins. And no it’s not your birthday (or maybe it is?)… anyway, that’s not the point – it’s … Continue reading

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Red Raw

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“Susanne Marie Jones! Come here right now!” The girl cringed as she stuck her head out of the bedroom door. “Mum – I’ve told you, it’s Suze! Suze! Please stop calling me that!” “What, you mean your name? Get out … Continue reading