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The boy in the Painting

A  few things have happened this week with my writing.  First, I’ve decided to change the title of my book The Muse, because unfortunately, in  2016,  Jessie Burton got in ahead of me and stole the title.  I think of … Continue reading

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Next book

While writing The Quadrants, I spent months getting into the fantasy genre.  I had never been a fan of X-men, Lord of the rings, the Avengers or any fantasy-type book at all.  I wrote the first draft as a blank … Continue reading

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Wattpad

It’s finally happened! No not publication, sadly, but The Muse has finally reached 30,000 reads on Wattpad! – https://www.wattpad.com/user/LadyWinter11 Although it still needs a serious edit, my readers seem to really like it, and regularly write me flattering messages about … Continue reading

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Real life distractions

So I’m sitting here trying to write, listening to my two youngest kids arguing over whether or not the curtains should be opened in the kids’ lounge.  It’s like a gamers’ dungeon down there and our 2 pet rats, whose … Continue reading

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First lines in literature

I entered a pitch slam competition recently where 3 judges each read your work and gave feedback on your 35-word pitch and the first page of your novel.  One of these judges suggested I add a prologue to place the … Continue reading

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Encouragement from J.K. Rowling

I found a blog this week on what it was like for J.K. Rowling when she was writing the Harry Potter series.  I’ll just post part of it here, but for the rest follow this link to the original site: … Continue reading

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Waiting and waiting and…

…waiting. I hate waiting.  Waiting without any hint of an end date is painful, agonising.  Even worse if there’s no promise that there will ever be one.  Another time I remember the waiting being frustratingly drawn out was when I … Continue reading

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Editing

Submissions = 60 Rejections = 24 MS request (partial) = 0 MS request (full) = 0 Offers of representation = 0   So, now I’ve started on a big edit of my first book The Muse. I think I submitted … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books Set In College

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Originally posted on Hardcovers and Heroines:
Ten … or maybe eleven (???) years ago, I moved to Northampton, Massachusetts to become a first year (not a freshman …b/c no men) at Smith College. The night before starting my mother held…

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Waiting, but moving on…

Submissions = 55 Rejections = 23 MS request (partial) = 0 MS request (full) = 0 Offers of representation = 0   Ok, now I’m at the stage where I’m pretty sure I’m going to be one of those people … Continue reading

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