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This Writing Life: Writers' Groups

Posted on 12 Oct 2015

Tags: tips, writers, writing groups


Our authors share tips on what helps them in their writing life. Here Eileen Masters, author of A Dangerous Place to Picnic, tells of the support she gets from her writing group.

The memoir inside my head was bursting to pour itself out onto the page, but I had no idea how to write a book,...


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Inspiring trek inspired a book

Posted on 26 Oct 2015

Tags: travel, memoir, Machu Picchu, writing


*On Foot to Machu Picchu was written by Sharon Mckee after she undertook her first charity challenge (she foolishly thought it would be her last one too…), trekking to the iconic site in Peru. A donation from sales is made to Breast Cancer Care, the charity Sharon and her fellow trekkers raised...


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The write time of year?

Posted by Sharon McKee on 3 Nov 2016

Tags: winter, goals, writing


With summer now a mere memory for most of us, winter can be a great time to get down to some serious writing!
A regular feature of November is National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo - and there is still time to join in. The aim is to encourage people to produce 50,000 words by the end of the...


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Real life writing

Posted by Carol Browne on 22 Nov 2016

Tags: non-fiction, WW2, survival, Holocaust, Second World War, writing, Memoir


When I volunteered to write the life story of local woman, Krystyna Porsz, I was a very reluctant biographer. I did it because no-one else could be found to do it, so I thought, “If I don’t do it, no-one will.” It seemed far too big a responsibility to me but I told Krystyna’s son I’d give it a go....


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Interview with a real life character

Posted by Carol Browne on 28 Nov 2016

Tags: Poland, real life, Being Krystyna, characters, writing


In Being Krystyna, Agnieszka appears as the reluctant biographer of an inspirational lady who survived the Holocaust. Agnieszka is also a real person, also from Poland, and a friend of author Carol Browne. Carol interviewed Agnieszka about her experiences of not just appearing in a book but also...


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Making Space for Writing

Posted by Carol Browne on 10 Jan 2017

Tags: resolutions, winter, goals, writing


Carol Browne author of Being Krystyna talks about juggling writing with work and life, and why making more space for writing is her goal for this year.

My number one writing resolution for 2017 doesn’t involve writing per se, but making space for writing.

Many authors lament the necessity...


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