November, 2015

Companies who go the extra mile, thank you Barclaycard

November 26, 2015 hollie8985 In my opinionWhat's happening in my life

I have always felt that customer service is more than worth paying that little bit extra for the peace of mind. Today I came home to flowers from Barclaycard because they know I have been ill, and it isn’t a company I pay extra for the service. It’s simply a company who goes that extra mile. […]


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Random acts of kindness make a difference.

November 21, 2015 hollie8985 Round Robin

I have known for many years both as a reviewer and organising online events both for and with authors, how kind many of them are. That , has been multiplied ten-fold since I started to write, and often I don’t have the words needed to say, thank you. An agent replying to a comment on her […]



What are you really saying when you critique?

November 19, 2015 hollie8985 In my opinionWriting Adventures

Many of you know, a while ago I did the Before You Hit Send Workshop, Angela James, runs, she is a beautiful lady, very patient and I would recommend anyone, writer or editor to sign up. You may be surprised how much you can learn from her knowledge and experience. One of the many subjects […]


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Don’t Let Fear Stop You

November 10, 2015 hollie8985 What's happening in my lifeWriting Adventures

#BeatRejection A large part of working in publishing is facing rejection. When I first started this challenge I thought it was only, authors, who faced rejection, but I’ve found that agents face just as much as authors. I suspect others in the industry do as well. During October, Jessica Faust, at Bookends Literacy Agency started the […]


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