Category Archives: Writing

Flash Fiction – “Opportunity”

And here it was; my last day. Soon there’d be no more arranging apples into uniform perfection, nor picking cauliflower leaves from the machine polished floor.  No more putting up with Andy, who seems to think managing a few rows … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Damselfly by SJI Holliday

An unsolved murder. A community turned against each other. A killer close to home… Katie Taylor is the perfect student. She’s bright and funny, she has a boyfriend who adores her and there are only a few months left of … Continue reading

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Two top tactics for plotting and editing

Originally posted on L.M. Milford:
Whether you’re writing something brand new or breathing life back into a manuscript you’ve found languishing in a drawer, getting started can be tough. Keeping track of your story line and getting balance right…

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Plotting with dialogue

Originally posted on Take Five Authors:
The closest I usually get to plotting is a few scribbled notes on odd bits of paper. And usually this starts when the book is half done. Whenever a few writers get together, at…

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Just Read… Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough

Don’t Trust This Book Don’t Trust These People Don’t Trust Yourself And whatever you do, DON’T give away that ending… Louise Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. … Continue reading

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Just Read… Watch Her Disappear, by Eva Dolan

YOU CAN RUN FROM YOUR PAST. BUT YOU CAN’T RUN FROM MURDER. The body is found by the river, near a spot popular with runners. With a serial rapist at work in the area, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are … Continue reading

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Just Read… Beneath the Ashes, by Jane Isaac

When I say ‘just’, I mean last month. So technically last year. So technically this is me catching up on book reviews. Anyhoo… This is Jane Isaac’s second DI Will Jackman crime thriller. Here’s the book blurb: The floor felt … Continue reading

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