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Writing Partnerships -a Case of Shared Delusions?

There are lots of couples where both partners are writers—particularly if under the term writer you include journalists and maybe those who write speeches, and academics who write journal papers. It makes sense—you are likely to meet your partner while … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Festival and Launching Your Book in the UK

  Perhaps it is because I am old enough to remember an Australian society steeped in British tradition (we sang God Save the Queen at school) or because my heritage is from one English grandparent (Whitby) and two Scottish grandparents … Continue reading

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(About) Writing in (the other) Shangri-La

It is said by the Bhutanese that when James Hilton wrote in Lost Horizon of Shangri-La, it was their country that he was imagining.  Having spent three days there at the end of last month, two at their literary festival, … Continue reading

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The Plot Thickens

Or maybe not. Do I want it to thicken? Should it be thinner? Medea’s Curse was a bit busy for some, Dangerous to Know had it right (tempo wise at least) …now with This I Would Kill For am I … Continue reading

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Route 66: Why drive 2100 miles across USA and not even get to the other coast?

Why do a road trip? Given I started off this trip after researching the character for my next book who is into sustainable everything and ethical living, a walk (our usual form of filling in our spare time eg the … Continue reading

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The Right Book at the Right Time

No I’m not referring to picking the right moment in time to release the book that becomes a best seller because the starts have aligned and of course it’s the right moment to put erotic into main stream (Fifty Shades … Continue reading

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Psychiatry in Fiction

When my mother read Medea’s Curse—after telling me she enjoyed the story—not being one to gloss over issues, she told me it had two problems: “Is the sex really necessary?’ Actually there isn’t much, it’s quite main stream and yes, … Continue reading

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