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DEFINING MOMENT 4 – FOR RICHER, NOT POORER Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

In this bite-size piece of my first novel, Defining Moments, Elizabeth gets closer to finding herself a lawful wedded bank account. London’s bush telegraph had been rife about the demise of Fergus’s father and his untimely death on the hunting field.  A higher frequency buzz was also being circulated at certain social gatherings reporting that despite the Grant's of Silkwoods not being listed in either Burkes or Debrett’s, Fergus was one of the most eligible bachelors around.

DEFINING MOMENT 3 – FERGUS Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

Fellow members of the equally ecstatic audience leaving the theatre behind him applauded when his feet touched the ground.  He laughed, turned for a few seconds, bowed to the assembled crowd then bounded off in the direction of Shaftesbury Avenue singing, ‘Just you wait, ‘enry ‘iggins, just you wait!’

DEFINING MOMENT 2 – ELIZABETH Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

She bent her head, to place her smooth cheek against the dry, wrinkled jowls of her Great-Aunt Sarah. The first and last time they made physical contact.  Elizabeth snatched her head away; she hated the woman with a vengeance.  The feeling was mutual.

Pruning the Work in Progress

I am currently holed up in my woman cave editing the final chapters of my current WIP, Defining Moments.  Honing, polishing and pruning.  At least that is what I am supposed to be doing and not playing around with the video synopsis.

Rejection is not The End (although it may feel like it!)

Whatever genre you wrap up your story up in, however many weeks, months and years it has taken you to reach The End, the next step is to get people to read it. 

A Belated HNY

I am very touched that a few of you still continue visit my blog on a daily basis, especially when I can only seem to  manage intermittent blogging these days.  Thank you and a balated happy new year to you all. So if I, apparently, have nothing to blog about, does it mean I have... Continue Reading →

As I lead my errant cast of characters towards their fate, they willingly follow.  One, in particular, has endeared himself to me, having tapped into to my thought process to find out it was my intention to bump him off in chapter 21.  In the end... I couldn't bring myself to do it.

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