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Adventures In Aberdeen

Adventures In Aberdeen

Let me take this opportunity to reassure you that my silence this past week hasn’t been because Charley and I were wreaking untold havoc on the city of Aberdeen, but simply because I couldn’t bring myself to blog while we were there. I actually took a fairly considerable holiday from the Internet — I didn’t disappear entirely, but I neglected a lot of the sites I usually frequent, which is unusual for me. I’m sure you’re wondering how we spent…

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Internet Friendships

Internet Friendships

Over the last few days I had the chance to spend some time with Charley, my long-time internet friend and cowriter. We ‘met’ in 2009 on Protagonize.com, but didn’t actually meet in person until late 2012. Having recently moved back to the UK, it was a lot easier for Charley to come and stay with me than it has been over the last couple of years while she was in Germany, so she came for a couple of days. There’s…

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Stories Of Scandalous Shenanigans

Stories Of Scandalous Shenanigans

I am fascinated by writers. I’m not alone in this. Most writers or people who want to be writers are at least interested in the lives of other writers, which is why a lot of the people who read authors’ blogs are looking for writing advice and insights into their favourite authors’ processes. That’s what social media is for, isn’t it — communicating with your favourite writers? Twitter is like writer-bait. They’re everywhere. I read on somebody’s blog that they…

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August (Retrospect and Reminiscing #8)

August (Retrospect and Reminiscing #8)

August was a supremely atypical month for me, really. It involved lots of reading, exam results, very little writing, lots of TV, lots of travel, some kissing, far too much plotting, and Charley. Let’s go through those things in approximately that order. This wonderful picture of Charley and me is my favourite thing because I don’t look too much shorter than her – primarily because I’m standing on the curb and she’s not. I’d recently acquired that waistcoat and had…

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Sisterhood Of The World (Blog Award)

Sisterhood Of The World (Blog Award)

I’ve been tending to pass over blogging awards recently, though I’m always pleased to be nominated, but I wanted to post and had little enough to say, so I decided to answer these ones. I was nominated by Avon from Avon’s Babbles for an award called the ‘Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award’ which is an … interesting name. So, without further ado, I’ll get on with it. Rules Acknowledge the person who passed the award to you and provide…

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Why I Am A Proper Author…

Why I Am A Proper Author…

… and how I forgot to tell you until almost a week later. Seriously. Aside from a flippant note at the bottom of my TCWT post, I was so wrapped up dealing with the blog drama that went down last week that it completely slipped my mind to tell you that St Mallory’s Forever! has been released. I know. Debut author. Should be fairly mental about it, shouldn’t I? Well, I had other things on my mind come Thursday, and it’s…

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Inner Critics and Beta Readers

Inner Critics and Beta Readers

Charley is the worst judge of her work. Ever. In the history of ever. Most of you know Charley. She’s my beta reader (she’s read about three copies of Watching, each one slightly different to the last). She’s my co-writer (on St Mallory’s, although we’ve also collaborated on some humorous projects in the past, and have a couple planned). She’s completely bonkers and has a crush on several of my characters (STAHP, Charley!). And she is the worst judge of…

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I Would Say I’m Weird But I’m Not

I Would Say I’m Weird But I’m Not

I often complain to those who know me well that my sister is very scathing and dismissive of a lot of what I do on the internet and frequently makes comments about my blog right when I’m not really in the right mood to answer her politely or even coherently, and so I’m taking quite a risk writing this as there’s about an 80% chance she’ll read it. However, some of what she says does have substance to it. Often she’s…

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Feather Pen Friday: Dun?

Feather Pen Friday: Dun?

Okay, so I think I’ve been reading the NaNoisms forum too much because I originally intended to call this post ‘Done?’. However I like the new version and have left it be. Well, a couple of days ago I finished the third book in my trilogy. It’s called Returning (the book, not the trilogy), although I’m probably going to change that name, and it’s finished. Hooray. Unfortunately, I began it while the second one was still a first draft –…

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Why I Am A Proper Author (or will be)

Why I Am A Proper Author (or will be)

Many of you know that I guest-post over on ‘Mark Williams International’. In fact all of you should know, because I put a link up here every time I post, blah blah blah, if you don’t go read them you’re not loyal etcetera. Mark’s a bestselling e-book author, so that was quite exciting for me. But that’s not even the beginning of it, because recently I had an email that almost caused me to jump up and down in excitement….

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