Is it me…..

There are few things more pleasurable to me than spending time in a book store. I can spend hours and hours roaming the shelves. And I have a built-in book store detector, enabling me to spot one from a hundred paces – much to my children’s annoyance! Anyway, when I’m wandering around I really want… Read More

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Opening Lines

Julie Cohen is challenging people to post the opening paragraphs of their book and comment on how they create character and conflict right away. So, here goes. This is from The Second Virginity of Suzy Green. I have a prologue that shows how Suzy was in the past, but I decided to start with chapter… Read More

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Reality TV….. love it

I love reality TV. Always have done. But even I was shocked when I realised how much I do watch at the moment: NZ Idol, 10 years younger in 10 days, Extreme Makeover, Amazing Race, America’s Next Top model, Dragon’s Den, Strictly Come Dancing…. I think you get the picture, – and that’s just the… Read More

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Tagged

I’ve just been tagged by Alyssa Goodnight, and have to write 5 interesting or unique things about me…. yikes!!!! Here goes: 1. As a teenager, on Saturdays and school holidays, I used to work for my father in his shop – he sold children’s clothes. On a regular basis I would stand in the shop… Read More

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We’re off on the road to……

Seriously, I am NOT old enough to remember the Road To films with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby……. (okay, I might have seen them on TV, when they showed old b/w movies…). Anyway, despite that I keep singing the theme tune, because FINALLY I have started my next ms. (Hands up anyone who’s singing too).… Read More

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I write because…. um……

Now here’s the thing. I’ve come across two types of writers. Those who love everything about writing. And those who love writing once they have the finished product in their hot little hands. Actually… now I’m thinking about it, there are those in between. Those who enjoy the planning and the writing of the first… Read More

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