#WorldBookDay ‘Stories make your heart grow’ #amreading #Audible

Readers enjoy all sorts of stories, but what makes a book outstanding, instead of enjoyable?  A book becomes outstanding instead of enjoyable if it’s ‘Written from the heart’ with the aim of ‘Reaching other hearts’. I recently wrote a short post about ‘Writing from the heart’ and my conclusion is that the key is to:Continue reading “#WorldBookDay ‘Stories make your heart grow’ #amreading #Audible”

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#MondayBlogs What Makes a Great Novel? #Amreading #Amwriting #Amreviewing

If a formula existed for a great novel, everyone would benefit. Authors would write perfect novels and readers would never be disappointed. So, what makes a great novel? My answer is connection and intimacy. Writers need to connect with their readers and readers are on the lookout for authors whose stories invade their hearts andContinue reading “#MondayBlogs What Makes a Great Novel? #Amreading #Amwriting #Amreviewing”

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#SOCS ‘Spellbound by Paddington Bear’ #WorldBookDay

This post was written in response to Linda G, Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. This week’s Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “spell.” Use the word “spell” any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use it in the first sentence. Enjoy! Link back to Linda’s prompt post here. Anyone can join in!Continue reading “#SOCS ‘Spellbound by Paddington Bear’ #WorldBookDay”

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21 Ingredients for a Great Novel #MondayBlogs

I’m a writer, but, as I’ve so often said, I’m more of a reader than a writer, because I admit that I prefer reading to writing. I’m a great reader, which means I read a lot, much more than most people. I’ve always read a lot, but in the last three-four years, I’ve been readingContinue reading “21 Ingredients for a Great Novel #MondayBlogs”

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#IWSG Writers as Readers @TheIWSG #amreading #amwriting

This post was written in response to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group monthly (first Wednesday of every month) blog hop to where writers express thoughts, doubts and concerns about our profession. Let’s rock the neurotic writing world! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG Every month there’s an optional question to discuss. February 1Continue reading “#IWSG Writers as Readers @TheIWSG #amreading #amwriting”

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My #Gapp_Week 25th July @Gapp_Week

What are you GRATEFUL for? Beautiful yet simple things which make life wonderful. I’m grateful for living in this wonderful planet with such spectacular wildlife. I’ve spent a week in the north of Spain, in a beautiful part of the country. There are beautiful beaches, wildlife parks, reservoirs, mountains… The sound of the waves breakingContinue reading “My #Gapp_Week 25th July @Gapp_Week”

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Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge 22nd April: Stories including vices

99-Word Flash Fiction Challenge April 22, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a vice. It can be part of a character or a part of the story. The vice can be the focus or it can be subtle. Think of ways to use a vice (or multiples,Continue reading “Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge 22nd April: Stories including vices”

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