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Have you ever ridden on a sea lion?
19th Jul

Have you ever ridden on a sea lion?

Miriam at Create Hope Inspire blog interviewed me about Rescue on Nim’s Island this week.  Her two young sons also had some great questions! Here are a couple: Have you ever ridden on a…
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History and the magic of inspiration
20th May

History and the magic of inspiration

Inspiration, story ideas – they’re all around us, in everything that we see and hear, think and do, every day of our lives. But sometimes a particular story needs more specific inspiration,…
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My friend’s son is in jail
18th Apr

My friend’s son is in jail

My friend’s son is in jail. These aren’t words I ever thought I’d write; they’re not words my friend would have ever thought I’d write. And at first glance, they’re not words…
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Naming Story Characters – meanings, tributes and sound play
14th Mar

Naming Story Characters – meanings, tributes and sound play

After all the conferencing and considering the names submitted for two characters in Rescue on Nim’s Island, I’ve been reflecting on the importance of character names, and how we choose them. Because…
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Name a character competition
14th Jan

Name a character competition

If you read my last post, you’ll know that at the last minute I decided I wanted to change some things in Rescue on Nim’s Island, which will be published by Allen…
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New Year’s Resolutions: Feeling Free and Playing with Your Work
1st Jan

New Year’s Resolutions: Feeling Free and Playing with Your Work

I started an eleventh hour revision of Rescue on Nim’s Island yesterday. If all had gone to plan, it would have already been copy-edited, which would mean it was too late for…
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Dear Teen Me, Find me a novel!
8th Nov

Dear Teen Me, Find me a novel!

If you’re looking for ideas for a book, thinking of using an episode from your own childhood or younger self for a story plot, or of using one aspect of your personality…
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21st Sep

I’m constantly getting notices about blog posts or boot camps about how authors should use Facebook ,Twitter or any of the whole plethora of social media. They add to my stream of…
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The Writers’ Notebook: Story Starters
2nd Aug

The Writers’ Notebook: Story Starters

The Writers’ Notebook: Story Starters Where do you get the ideas for your stories? It’s probably the most common question writers are asked, though often I’m not sure exactly where the ideas…
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Restlessness and rewards
10th Jul

Restlessness and rewards

I sent my editor the second draft of my new book last night.  First thing this morning she emailed to see she was printing it out to read, so I knew there…
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Red Carpets, Dressmaking and Writing
2nd Apr

Red Carpets, Dressmaking and Writing

So I may have mentioned that Return to Nim’s Island had a lovely, fun red carpet launch at the Australia Zoo? And everyone knows that walking the red carpet needs a new…
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