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How to get over the fear of editing

I got a comment on one of my Instagram posts the other day, lovely writer friend @thisbusybooklife posted that she hadn’t written in a while and needed to back to editing her first draft. ‘How do you get over the fear of getting started?’ she asked, ‘I know different people have different methods …but just

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Fun Things All Book-loving Travellers Should Do

Travelling and books. Isn’t that just the best combination? I rarely ever go anywhere without a book in my pocket but if you’re a bookworm who likes to travel, combining your two hobbies allows you to have twice the fun. There are some excellent ways to explore new places by adding a literary twist to

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3 Ways to stay safe online

The other day my friend found out that her email had been hacked. Someone had taken her email address and password and created accounts in her name and then, from that, opened several accounts and started to spend. She only found out because her bank got in touch. To say I was freaked out by

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Five Places To Write Peacefully

Working from home, there is a genuine danger of cabin fever. Believe me, I know. You’re working inside the house and can get used to seeing the same four walls all the time. Don’t get me wrong, there are loads of brilliant things about working from home, but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get

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A little update…

It’s cold as I write this. Bitter, frosty and fingers-freezing-as-I-type kind of cold. The fire is on and I’m doing this quick post as I wait to warm up. The light was pink this morning, was it the same where you are? There was a clear sky and a dusting of white frost over everything

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5 ways to supercharge your Instagram

Last month, I posted about how to make Instagram pictures that get results. I’d changed a few things with my account, actually started practising some of the great advice I’d been told. I focused on my content, researched my hashtags and after about three years of being static, my account suddenly started to grow. My

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5 ways to create a cosy reading nook

Last week, we moved house. We’re still in the Lake District and still in the same village, but we’ve moved into a bigger house. It’s a bit of a dream to be honest. And since we’ve moved in, I keep thinking that we’re actually on holiday and will have to go home soon. Or that

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Thriller books in 2019

How many books have you got on your TBR pile? I was going to take a picture of mine, to show you it almost toppling over, but we’re getting ready to move house so half of them have been packed already, but no kidding, there’s about ten so far. And that’s physical books, so not

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