20 posts tagged food for thought

fantasy Series

Recent Reads: Favourite Top 5 Fantasy Series

As some of you might know, over the past few years I've rediscovered my love for fantasy and fantasy series. I've fallen in love with the addiction nature of series, and the emotional turmoil of staying with the same characters through an epic, extended journey.     I love (and hate) the countdown ...

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2016 Books Read

Books Read In 2016

If you read my monthly recaps, you'll know at the end of each month I list the books I've read in the last 30 days. I thought it might also be a good idea to feature them in one complete list at the end of the year just so they're all in the one place. 2016's Complete Reading List Obernewtyn by Isobelle ...

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On Writing And Editing Sex Scenes In Fiction

Since getting stuck into the structural edit of my novel, I've been doing a lot of reading about sex scenes in fiction. When should they be included? What makes them work? What makes them fail spectacularly? What warrants a 'Literary Review’s Bad Sex Award'? Originally, there was only one sex scene in my novel, ...

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An Editors’ Lunch with Whim Magazine

As you might know, lately I've been celebrating the success of others. It's something that makes me feel good when I'm struggling to motivate myself. While my last article touched on some of the women I find inspiring, I felt that I didn't quite do them justice. I joked at the end of the article that it might indeed ...

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On The Success of Others

Over the years, I've surrounded myself with ambitious, creative friends, and there's nothing more inspiring than being by their sides as they achieve their goals. So here's a shout-out to those wonderful people and the incredible dreams they're living... Provider Store - Tara Bennett Tara and I go way back ...

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Celebrating the Little Wins in a Writer’s Life

It's come to my attention that us writers have a tendency to gravitate toward negative thinking. Or at least, I certainly do. Perhaps it's all those rejections, the lack of decent pay, the irregular hours or a combination of these factors that get us feeling a bit down on ourselves (and the world) from time to ...

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Ballet and Bad Boys

When I used to do ballet, one thing that I always thought would enhance my enjoyment of it was if the music was different. Why couldn't we perform classical ballet to modern music? While this wasn't exactly possible while doing exams for the Queen's RAD, there are choreographers and dancers out there doing it, and ...

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An Ode to Summer – Kinfolk

I really admire what the wonderful people over at Kinfolk magazine do; celebrate the simplicity of good food and good company. As someone who lives in an industrial area of Sydney, I often find myself longing for the quiet beauty of the landscapes featured in their publication. I came across this stunning short ...

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Before the Day Starts – Kinfolk

I am someone who very much thrives on routine. I get up at 8am each morning, stumble downstairs and make myself a cup of tea. By 8.30am I like to be back upstairs, and at my desk where I'll spend half an hour skimming over emails, social media notifications, the content schedule for Writer's Edit and whatever else, in ...

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No Vacation for the Author

A writer never has a vacation. For a writer, life consists of either writing or thinking about writing" Eugene Ionesco I read this quote months ago, but it's only now that I've given my novel to beta readers and am awaiting feedback, that I fully understand it. I've always felt that when I travel abroad, or when I ...

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