Shauna Bickley

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Character Traits and Revisiting Favourite Places

Posted on Monday 1st June 2015 by Shauna Bickley

I’ve just come back from a visit to Sydney sandwiched with a short road trip along some of the coast north of the city. If you’re a regular visitor to...

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More Writing Inspiration

Posted on Monday 26th January 2015 by Shauna Bickley

Following on from the previous post about where writers get their ideas, here are a couple of pieces of inspiration that came to me from situations recently. In a work...

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Writing Inspiration

Posted on Monday 19th January 2015 by Shauna Bickley

‘Where do you get your ideas?’ This is a question writers are often asked. Some manage to think up amusing answers, but basically ideas come all the time. The thing...

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I was thinking…

Posted on Monday 5th January 2015 by Shauna Bickley

Christmas and New Year seem to be the time of year we take stock of our lives, look at what we’re doing and ponder whether it’s what we actually want...

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Holiday Season

Posted on Sunday 4th January 2015 by Shauna Bickley

It’s holiday season here. The schools are closed for the long summer holidays and most people have time off work from Christmas Eve through to early January, and many take...

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That Time of Year

Posted on Wednesday 31st December 2014 by Shauna Bickley

Once again, and far faster than I’d imagined it, here we are at the end of the year. As I write, we have another sixteen hours until we’ll all be...

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Things I Love About Summer

Posted on Monday 22nd December 2014 by Shauna Bickley

With just a few days to go until Christmas this may seem like a funny post, but here in the Southern Hemisphere we’re enjoying long summer days, and so I...

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The times they are a changin’

Posted on Saturday 20th December 2014 by Shauna Bickley

At the moment I’m back working in the city in one of the high-rise office blocks. High-rise in Auckland isn’t as tall as many other cities, and usually equates to...

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Book Launches and Writing Events

Posted on Tuesday 16th December 2014 by Shauna Bickley

At this time of year most social events seem related to Christmas, but I’ve been fortunate to have attended two great events over the past few days that had absolutely...

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Recipe for a Dinner Party

Posted on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 by Shauna Bickley

A short note to point you in the direction of the lovely Amy Spahn who has written an essay on the style and narration of my short story Recipe for...

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