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The Power of Connection aka Meeting Other Writers

Writing is a solitary pursuit. It can be lonely and isolating. And although family and friends are supportive, unless they are writers themselves, they don’t understand the pull, commitment, frustrations and joys that writing brings. This is why the internet has been such a wonderful thing for writers. Online writing groups and communities, and of…

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A Day in the Life of a Writer: Tess Woods

Today I have the absolute pleasure of introducing Tess Woods. Tess has fast become one of my favourite Aussie authors. Not only is she approachable, welcoming and great fun, but she writes fantastic books. Last year I read her debut novel, ‘Love at First Flight’, which I loved, and recently her latest book, ‘Beautiful Messy…

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Book Review: The Way Back

The Way Back Author: Kylie Ladd Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 5/5 All she wanted was to escape. But why does she still feel trapped? Kylie Ladd is a gifted writer. I’ve been a fan of her writing since 2009 when I first read ‘After The Fall’, following on to wait patiently…

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Book Review: The Midsummer Garden

The Midsummer Garden Author: Kirsty Manning Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 4/5 Two stories come together in a rich and sensuous celebration of family and love, passion and sacrifice. Behind the beautiful cover of The Midsummer Garden, lies an equally beautiful tale of two women, hundreds of years apart. Sumptuous food, glorious…

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Where I’m at…

As I strike a red cross through yet another day, the calendar tells me we’re almost half way through the year. Hard to believe right? It seems like only yesterday I chose my word for 2017, and put a plan into action. So far, 2017 has successfully been a year of focus. Back in March I…

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Writing Prompt Challenge No 4

  Welcome to my fourth Writing Prompt Challenge. If this is your first time joining in, you may wish to check out the previous three challenges: Writing Prompt Challenge and Writing Prompt Challenge No 2. and Writing Prompt Challenge No. 3. All which have wonderful stories from many talented writers. And now for today’s challenge! Here are the rules: Open a…