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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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Working smarter not harder

Posted on Sunday 29th May 2016 by Shauna Bickley

In this title I’m referring to the awful word procrastination. Whether we’re trying to get a first draft finished, editing and proofing a novel, on a work project or doing...

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Positive and Negative Character Traits

Posted on Tuesday 24th May 2016 by Shauna Bickley

When I first started writing I found it really hard to imagine my characters as anything other than beautiful, talented and clever. But in making them super-people they aren’t likeable...

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Perfection

Posted on Sunday 17th April 2016 by Shauna Bickley

I have perfectionist tendencies — which at times tend towards the extreme end of the continuum. I’m not a perfectionist with everything, far from it. I can live with dusty...

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The Delights of Language

Posted on Wednesday 2nd March 2016 by Shauna Bickley

English is a funny language. My mother’s response to that would be, ‘Funny ha ha, or funny peculiar?’ I recently read a book where all the characters smirked rather than...

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