Cold In Hand, John Harvey – A Book Review

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Those of you who are familiar with the writer John Harvey will know about the character Charlie Resnick. He features in several John Harvey books, Cold in Hand being no exception. Continue reading “Cold In Hand, John Harvey – A Book Review”

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Social Media: Friend or Foe for the Creative Writer?

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Let me ask you something, how much time did you spend yesterday or the day before on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, and all the other social media sites? One, two, three hours or more…

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Goodnight Lady, Martina Cole – A Book Review

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Happy 2018 – Gosh where did 2017 go? Let’s hope the NEW YEAR is starting with a bang for you! While I am on the subject of starting January 2018 with a bang, here is my favourite Martina Cole book. Yes, that British crime writer who started her career 26 years ago with the bestselling novel Dangerous Lady.

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Bah Humbug

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Well, well, well, so Christmas 2017 is finally behind us. Didn’t it rush up fast!! I bet you thought you would not survive all the festive activities, visiting family that you haven’t seen since, well, last year, making small talk, smiling sweetly! Hell, they don’t call it the ‘silly season‘ for nothing!

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The Jackdaw, Luke Delaney – A Book Review

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Were you wondering what a jackdaw was? So was I, so I looked it up. A jackdaw is a bird belonging to the crow family. And if you want to discover the relevance of a jackdaw to the title of this crime novel, then you are going to have to read the book!

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Why Creative Writing is Good for You!

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Hello and welcome to December! With the holiday season just around the corner maybe you will have a little extra time to do some creative writing, but think on this first…

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A Message from Danielle Steel

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One night some years ago I sent a message to the hugely successful novelist Danielle Steel to see what help and advice she could offer me, an aspiring writer. This was her response…

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