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 […]

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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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Do you believe in angels, spirits, ghosts, demons?

October 24, 2015 hollie8985 Round Robin

Do you believe in angels, spirits, ghosts, demons or other ethereal beings or locations? What do you think when they appear in stories? Have you used them in your own stories? I am honoured to be a part of the Round Robin Blog, please visit the other members. I have always believed in spirits, I’ve […]

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Writing Tools

September 25, 2015 hollie8985 Writing Adventures

Writing tools for many are simply a spell checker and thesaurus. They can extend far beyond that, your beta readers and of course, your editors. But, what can we do as authors, and not just new ones like me, to improve our own toolboxes? The uncomplicated answer is to look to those who have more […]

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Writing a Jigsaw

September 2, 2015 hollie8985 Writing Adventures

I’ve always thought of the different parts of a story as puzzle pieces. Depending on how you put them together, where you move them, how you interact with them, changes what your puzzle looks like. Before I started writing, I knew some of the key pieces to writing a good romance. I know too much […]

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Trust Your Own Work

August 29, 2015 hollie8985 In my opinion

I’ve been a reviewing Romance for almost eight years and this is my third year as a judge. They are both jobs I love; they give me the opportunity to focus on what is good about the books I read. Yes, you have to see what doesn’t work and what isn’t right, but you don’t […]

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Welcome to my new home

August 20, 2015 hollie8985 What's happening in my life

Share my romance writing adventure. What I learn, whom I learn it from and why they are as important to me as the words on my page. Welcome to my home city of York, one of the loveliest cities in the world. While I live in the farmland to the south, my characters live in the forest northeast […]

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