25 posts tagged food for thought

Mini Podcast #1: Where I Ramble About Audiobooks, Rewrites & Moving House

Hey guys, I told myself I wanted to mix things up content-wise this year... So here's the first attempt. I figure I'm far more likely to do mini audio clips regularly than videos, so here goes nothing. In this little gem, I talk about working with my audiobook narrator, the struggles of the structural edit ...

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Books I Read in 2017

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 (or try to, anyway). As I did last year, I'll also feature them in one complete list at the end of the year just so they’re all in the one place... 2017 was a slow reading year for me... I ...

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13 ways to help an indie author

13 Ways To Help An Indie Author With Their Book Release

As the launch of Heart of Mist draws nearer and nearer, a lot of my readers have been asking: how do I help you with your book release? Firstly, just asking a lovely question like that means the world to just about any author. Writing and publishing a book is a huge undertaking, and so any acknowledgement of ...

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BookTag - I Dare You

#BookTag: I Dare You

So I'm very new to the whole 'book tag' scene, but I came across the 'I Dare You' book tag on Raven & Beez's blog, and was so intrigued that I fell into an internet black hole reading through numerous posts (PaperFury, It Starts At Midnight, Dinosoaur to name a few...).   I loved this tag ...

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Book Review: A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Allow me to preface this very informal, unsolicited review by saying I've been a massive Sarah J. Maas fan for the past few years. Anyone who's spoken to me about her books would know that I usually take things to an embarrassing, fangirl level. As soon as A Court Of Wings And Ruin was announced, I hit the ...

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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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