Behind The Crime (Novel): In Conversation With LV Hay

This post appeared originally on Greenacre Writers. Read the original post, HERE.  I loved the questions asked here – they really made me think, especially 2 and 3! Writing the character I mention in number 3 was really tough; I had to do a lot of research and reflection to fathom why someone might behave…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Idioms About Books

This infographic MacMillan Education is a must for any bibiliophile – I knew there were lots of idioms about books, but until I saw ten listed here, I didn’t realise how embedded books ARE in language! Of the ten in this infographic – and perhaps unsurprisingly, given I AM an author – I probably use…

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Top Secrets of Book Blogging with LV Hay

This post originally appeared on ‘Befriend A Book Blogger’ with author Rebecca Bradley. Read the original post, HERE. 1) How long have you been book blogging and what prompted you to start? I only started book blogging in January 2016. I’d been reviewing books for about a year by this point on Goodreads and Amazon,…

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5 Things That Help Me Read And Write

1) Puss in Books When I have time to sit and read for a few hours, what helps me to focus (so I’m not tempted to spend my life doing housework) is my cat, Rupert AKA Trumpet – which is what my father nicknamed him because he couldn’t remember the cat’s actual name.Rupert is super-cuddly,…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Best Books Since The Year 2000

It’s hard to believe, but we’re almost two decades into the twenty first century! The year 2000 seems like yesterday to me … Remember when everyone was freaking out about the so-called ‘Millennium Bug’?? Awww so cute! This fab infographic caught my eye because I’ve been deciding what to read next as part of My…

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My 2017 Reading Pledge Update (Second Quarter)

For my reading pledge results from the first quarter, CLICK HERE.  So, I’ve managed another 23 books in this second quarter,  exactly the same as the first quarter – so I’m pretty much on target to hit my 100 books this year … IF I keep this steady pace up. (I don’t think I should…

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How I Wrote My Crime Debut, The Other Twin

Here’s an early plotting experiment via index card of my crime debut, The Other Twin. This was over eighteen months ago, so the narrative threads changed A LOT as I outlined, re-outlined and even returned to page one several times! The path for this one did not run smooth AT ALL. Back then, it even…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 50 Powerful Quotes From Literature

This collection of fifty of the most powerful quotes from literature may leave you feeling inspired, shocked, wiser or leave you questioning your own life theories … That’s the power of the work of some of the most famous literary authors to date! The below infographic, designed by the guys at Essay Writing Service UK,…

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Top 5 Items That Brighten Up My Editing Work

Being a script reader and editor at WRITESOFLUID, I read a lot of scripts and novels, plus I do a lot of annotating and note-taking prior to report-writing. Being a self-confessed stationery geek this works out great for me, as I have a valid excuse (or at least one I can put on my expenses)…

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