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The Critic

I haven't quite written myself off yet... 😏  pardon the pun... THE CRITIC © Tessa Barrie  My dear … the trouble is it lacks imagination There is absolutely no originality or guile You say it’s taken you half your lifetime To cultivate your method and your style   Oh dear me … what a shame... Continue Reading →

Facebook Is Playing Hide And Seek — A.D. Wayne

A heads up to all my Indie friends on how Facebook is likely to affect us all in the future, especially if you have Author pages. Written by fellow WordPress Blogger, Alexa Wayne, this is a must-read. https://www.youtube.com/embed/hKEdALCQTCU?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent The battle started, but it’s far from over. Other platforms want their chance at getting their bite... Continue Reading →

WORDPRESS BLOGGER INTERVIEW: RAJANI SHARMA

Over the last few years, I have benefited enormously from the support and encouragement from fellow writers. One such person is fiction writer Rajani Sharma, from Bhilai in Central India. Her own writing journey started during her teenage years when she kept a journal. Now married with two children, her passion and energy for writing should be an inspiration to us all.

James Sillwood: Author and Founder of the Jersey Writers Social Group

In October 2019, the Jersey Writers Social Group will celebrate its second birthday. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to chat with author James Sillwood who is the founder of the Jersey Writers Social Group, to find out a bit more about his writing journey, as well as the recently published anthology of work by the Jersey Writers Social Group.

BOOK EXTRACT: Just Say It

Just Say It is my first attempt at writing a novel.  It is the bittersweet story of Lisa Grant who struggles to overcome the emotional impact her narcissistic mother has had on her life.  She holds herself back from committing to a long-term relationship because she is terrified of turning into her mother, until the day she finally manages to say the words I love you.

JERSEY WRITERS SOCIAL GROUP: AUTHOR INTERVIEW – ABIGAIL SUMMER

Extract from a frank and honest interview with Jersey Writers Social Group Member, Abigail Summer. TESSA:  What was the hardest part of writing this book? ABIGAIL: I wasn’t prepared for the emotional turmoil. Many of the things that Colette endured were my own experiences. Two scenes were particularly hard to write. The first is when Colin opens up to Leanne about his childhood; at an early age, he couldn’t understand why he was dressed as a boy when he identified as a girl. The bullying at school, and the loneliness of his early teenage years.

EDITED OUT: Time to Call it a Day

I have no regrets, I have written and finished my first novel.  It is not War and Peace, it was never written with the intention of it becoming a literary masterpiece. It's about life, love and finding out who you are.  It is a story that evolved over a four year period,  but as I begin my next project I am starting with a clearer idea about where and what my characters are going to be doing with their lives.

Getting Into the Competitive Spirit

Writing is such a solitary process and when the muse bites, it becomes an all-consuming passion, an unstoppable urge that often keeps us up... pounding the keyboard throughout the night.

WELCOME TO THE DIDSBROOK WRITERS GROUP

An Honest Review is about a writers group somewhere in the Home Counties. I must stress that this is a work of fiction and any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental. Over the next few weeks, I am planning to introduce you to the members of the Didsbrook Writers Group, in the hope that you might grow to love them as much as I do.

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