Shauna Bickley

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Follow your Passions

Posted on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 by Shauna Bickley

I’ve sometimes been asked why I write. The answer depends on how I’m feeling and who is asking. There is nothing wrong in wanting to make money from writing, but...

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The Joys of Editing

Posted on Wednesday 27th January 2016 by Shauna Bickley

When I first starting writing seriously, I often wondered if I had what it took to complete a novel. What I was really asking was could I complete the first...

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New book – Writing the Stars

Posted on Wednesday 27th January 2016 by Shauna Bickley

I am thrilled that my new novel is finally ready to be unleashed on the world. Andrew of Design for Writers has done another amazing job with the cover, and...

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Traditional Times

Posted on Thursday 31st December 2015 by Shauna Bickley

This time of year is packed with traditions. Watching the little people hang up stockings reminds me of my childhood, although we didn’t have the brightly-decorated shop-bought stockings and sacks...

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Do you love reading?

Posted on Sunday 22nd November 2015 by Shauna Bickley

I can certainly answer ‘yes’ to the question in the title. As we’re getting close to December, memories of childhood Christmas holidays surface often. My parents weren’t well-off so my...

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Working smarter, not harder

Posted on Saturday 21st November 2015 by Shauna Bickley

According to the exercise experts, it’s important to push beyond your comfort zone to stretch your capabilities. For example, rather than walking or jogging at the same pace, intersperse it...

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Everyone’s got a point of view. What’s yours?

Posted on Wednesday 7th October 2015 by Shauna Bickley

The title of this post is taken from an advert I saw recently for a talkback radio programme, but as with many things, I thought about writing. Whether you’re working...

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More Novel Research

Posted on Wednesday 9th September 2015 by Shauna Bickley

Some books have such a strong sense of place that the setting almost becomes another character, and you couldn’t imagine the story being set anywhere else. This place can be...

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Strengths and Weaknessses

Posted on Sunday 26th July 2015 by Shauna Bickley

At work we’re introducing a new performance framework. The basis of this is a move to regular conversations between managers and individual team members. Within these conversations we want people...

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Novel Research

Posted on Saturday 6th June 2015 by Shauna Bickley

I am in awe of writers who write historical novels, or other genres which need an enormous amount of research. All the novels I’ve written so far have required some...

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