Shauna Bickley



Posted on Wednesday 20th May 2020 by Shauna Bickley

Through the past few months never has home been so important to so many people. During my childhood home was a simple concept. My parents moved into the house I...

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Location, Location, Location pt 2

Posted on Sunday 19th April 2020 by Shauna Bickley

One of the things I find fascinating about setting is how the location can add to the mood of a book. A gothic manor house gives a very different feel...

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Location, Location, Location

Posted on Saturday 18th April 2020 by Shauna Bickley

One of the things I enjoy while reading is finding out about places I haven’t visited, and in many cases may never be able to visit. Yes, I can watch...

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Posted on Thursday 23rd January 2020 by Shauna Bickley

We nine are now eight, although in spirit I know we will always remain nine. We met almost ten years ago when we were accepted on the first CreativeHub Advanced...

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Here comes 2020

Posted on Tuesday 31st December 2019 by Shauna Bickley

Most of the media that I’ve read over the past few days (weeks even) has been swamped with ‘best-of’ lists of items or events from the past year/decade — books,...

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Creating Authentic Characters

Posted on Wednesday 13th March 2019 by Shauna Bickley

Last weekend seventeen writers met at my home to discuss and workshop ways to develop authentic characters and to ensure those character’s responses in dialogue, decision making and action remained...

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Rotorua Noir – New Zealand’s Inaugural Crime Writing Festival

Posted on Saturday 9th February 2019 by Shauna Bickley

Recently I attended the first New Zealand crime writing festival along with other crime writers, both the home-grown variety and many from overseas. In true Kiwi fashion it was run...

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A New Year

Posted on Tuesday 1st January 2019 by Shauna Bickley

While I find it ironic that we take an arbitrary date and suddenly we’re celebrating a new year and new beginnings, there is something about the end of one period...

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End of the Year

Posted on Monday 31st December 2018 by Shauna Bickley

I’ve just taken the (as yet) current calendar down and put up the 2019 calendar. There’s no doubt some old wives’ tale that says I’m letting myself in for a...

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A Summer Christmas

Posted on Sunday 23rd December 2018 by Shauna Bickley

Yesterday we celebrated the summer solstice and the longest day, apparently 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight. It took me a long time of living in New Zealand for...

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