Check Out My New Website!

As many of you know part of my university course involves web design. I’ve had this strange fascination with html coding and watching this combination of gobbledygook turn in something pretty neat for years. Especially now I have photoshop and flash skills and have been taught how to desigh for New Media.  So I’ve been […]

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Flesh And Blood By Patti Larsen (The Hayle Coven Novels #7)

Prepare for battle because the attacks are on all fronts!!! Syd’s magical world has been quiet for a while. Her boyfriend is still on his quest for revenge and her best friend is out of town. So she spending most of her life with the Sidhe Gatekeeper and new friend Liam. But her Demon-lord-stuck-in-a-human-body father […]

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Everyone’s Talking about Summer 2012

I’ve just had a scary thought;  it’s officially the 2nd half of 2012 today.  OMG! where is this year going? OMG! I get my end of year 1 results from university tomorrow… eek! June’s been a bit of a strange month for me. Call it divine intervention, fate, bad luck, or plain old ill-health but […]

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My First Short Story

I wanted to share with you the short story I wrote for university back in December. The task was to translate a quote from a famous Adorno and Horkheimer quote into a creative piece. The quote was about everything being cyclical in the entertainment industry. It only appears to change because the details are interchangeable. […]

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Are You A Character Driven or Action Driven Writer?

I found this interesting post about whether you’re character driven or action driven as a writer…  and well to be honest I can’t make my mind up!  I love my main characters to be complex They have intriguing backstories that make them who they are and why they have come to be where they are at the […]

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50 Shades of Grey Areas

The 50 Shades Trilogy has stirred a few debates in my world recently about the messages we send as writers. It’s been a hot topic because of the power struggles/control/abuse themes and I’m opinionated about them because I cover these themes in Tainted Love and Mr Know It All. I was greatly disgusted with what […]

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Can You Explore A Character’s Backstory Too Much?

I recently posted this question on facebook and got a resounding…  YES!! The majority has spoken. Okay, it was only 3 people who replied however, I admire and respect their opinions and they all said YES! ! ! So, I’m going to give you a little back story myself…and the reason I was pondering this question at all. […]

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Novel Excerpt – Tainted Love

I’m very excited about my latest working in progress.. Tainted Love. Its part of a new series I’ve begun about what happened behind the closed doors of the McKenzie household and its effects on the children as adults.  I’ve been  eager to share an extract for a couple of weeks… I hope you enjoy it […]

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Your Character vs Your Genre??

 There’s hot debate in my world at the moment about the messages we writers are sending and while I am greatly opinionated to one side of the debate I’m going to save that for another day. But it’s really got me thinking about what we’re doing with our craft. You spend time with your character. […]

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Never Say Never

Last summer I bought three books by the same author. They weren’t my usual romance sub-genre but the back blurbs sold them really well. However I never finish the first chapter of the first book. There was nothing wrong with writing and I can still remember the detail and the scenes fairly well. But the […]

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