Shauna Bickley


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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Forbidden Fruit

Posted on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 by Shauna Bickley

The title is a little misleading, but I couldn’t resist it. We moved house towards the end of last year and inherited three trees in the garden. One is a...

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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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