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Great Closing Lines

People often talk about the importance of great opening lines in books. And of course they’re important. They draw the reader in – give a flavour of what’s to come. But what about the last line of the book? Surely that is just as important. For these are the very last words we read. They […]

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The Dreaded Blank Page

Two weeks ago, I started a brand new book. I planned it all out on post-it notes scattered about my writing room and I couldn’t wait to begin. Well obviously I had to make a cup of tea first. Then I switched on the computer, hit new page and my fingers hovered over the keyboard. […]

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Delicious names in children’s books

Children’s literature is rich with so many delicious character names. With the very best ones, your eyes widen, your ears prick up and your tongue wraps around the words. Merely seeing the names, helps you visualise the characters or imagine their personalities. Cruella de Vil from The Hundred and One Dalmatians must be one of […]

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Dream Jobs

Hi there. This was originally posted on the fabulous blog: Girls Heart Books. It’s a blog aimed at girls aged 8-14, where wonderful authors write everyday about their books, their lives and much, much more. There are often competitions too! If you love reading, then I really recommend you check it out. Girls Heart Books This post has been adapted a […]

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