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Renewing my passport

Posted on Friday 20th April 2018 by Shauna Bickley

This week I’ve been subjected to a hideous ordeal. You know the one! For the past month it’s been on my To Do list, but as it reaches the top...

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Lies of the Dead wins a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award

Posted on Friday 6th April 2018 by Shauna Bickley

Like many writers, I have always loved reading. There is such magic in losing yourself within the make-believe of someone’s imagination. One of the reasons I started writing was the...

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The Shape of a Year

Posted on Sunday 31st December 2017 by Shauna Bickley

I think the year has a shape. I’ve never liked winter much. When I lived in the northern hemisphere, I used to think of January and February as cold, dark...

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Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere

Posted on Friday 22nd December 2017 by Shauna Bickley

We’re into the last few days before Christmas when most people are asking those burning questions. Have we got presents for everyone? Do we have enough food to cope with...

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Giveaway News

Posted on Wednesday 6th December 2017 by Shauna Bickley

Michael Gallagher of Free Kindle Books & Tips has a special giveaway at the moment. If you’d like to be in to win a new Kindle Paperwhite or a signed...

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The Times They Are A Changing

Posted on Friday 3rd November 2017 by Shauna Bickley

In the post “The End” I mentioned a little about writing the first draft of my current novel. While I wanted to plan it in depth before I started writing...

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What’s in a name?

Posted on Friday 27th October 2017 by Shauna Bickley

In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet says, ‘What’s in a name?’ A name can tell us a lot about a person or character. They are generally a good pointer to age,...

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Typing “The End”

Posted on Monday 11th September 2017 by Shauna Bickley

I am absolutely thrilled that I’ve finished the first draft of my current novel. I’d be even happier to announce that I’d finished the editing and it was ready for the...

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What’s a perfect life?

Posted on Thursday 30th March 2017 by Shauna Bickley

I recently read ‘My (Not So) Perfect Life’ by Sophie Kinsella. The story is about a country girl who’s always dreamed of living in London but finds the reality harder than...

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To like, or not to like…

Posted on Saturday 25th June 2016 by Shauna Bickley

I read this post recently on unlikable female characters. The article discusses how the reader (or viewer) will generally forgive unpleasant traits in a male character while not being so...

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