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It’s finished – a strange feeling of loss

I have sent back the page proofs. I have done the last correction. After seven years of nurturing my baby every day, there is nothing more I can do. The book is now completely under the control of Cambridge University … Continue reading

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MonsterTalk interview on my beloved spiders

I am a recovered arachnophobe. I now adore spiders. Absolutely adore them and am endlessly fascinated by their incredibly varied lives.  I told that story in my book, Spiders: learning to love them, published by Allen & Unwin in 2009. I … Continue reading

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Feminine Magic – another theme, another genre

“I held out the deck of cards, a bicycle deck. I had said nothing. I had done nothing beyond holding out a deck of cards in dealers’ grip. The teenager turned to his friends and said ‘I know this one’. … Continue reading

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The Writing Process Blog Hop

The Writing Process Blog Hop is a movement which asks that writers answer the four Writing Process questions and then nominate a few others to do the same.  You then thank the writer who nominated you, pointing to their blog. So, thank … Continue reading

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Non-fiction – long, short and very very short

Writers aiming to pitch a book to a publisher are advised to prepare a 25 word description to attract attention.* If asked for more, they should be ready with a 125 word expansion. Then, having raised the interest during a query … Continue reading

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