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Debbie Flint

 

Read It Write It Sell It

Read It Write It Sell It

My regular look at all things book! Find out hints and tips on how to write and publish your own novel, as well as my recommendations for 'Book of the Week' plus courses, news and updates from the world of publishing!

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Book of the Week - Jane Corry's The Dead Ex Book of the week – what a great book I’ve just bought. From the Freelance Media Group meeting I went to this week, we heard about how best to hunt for an agent - a good one. And which big publisher is currently accepting 'open' submissions. I write about it on my Retreats for You website here (blog being posted soon - subscribe now to get the newsletter emailed to you shortly.) It was thoroughly enjoyable and if you'd like to go to some of their meetings, featuring agents, publishers and experts, email me and I will put you in…
Book of the Week - The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett - just out! Book of the Week is the new one from Ken Follett. Regulars will know I love his Pillars of the Earth etc, historical series. So I thought I’d try The Key to Rebecca, a gripping thriller set during – yes you’ve guessed it – the second world war! It’s just out and I can’t wait to get stuck into it! I’ve got some long journeys coming up, backwards and forwards to Devon and now Wales – Lauren’s baby is due in just two weeks’ time! The stakes are high for the survival of the British campaign in North Africa, and…
book of the week - the Code girls by Daisy Styles Book of the Week - as I mention on my latest QVC blog, this new audiobook takes us back to WW2 again, a period I've been loving and drawn to, since reading AJ Pearce's 'Dear Mrs Bird'. The Code Girls is fab - It's 1941 and Britain is at war. For the aristocratic Walsingham family this means their grand home being taken over by the armed forces. But for newcomers Ava, Maudie and Bella, this is a chance for something more. Each is ready to do their part for the war effort and soon become firm friends. But Lord Edward…
book of the week - The Stranger by Kate Riordan What a brilliant cover! The Stranger by Kate Riordan is my latest must-read for the summer. The way she weaves her wartime tale is very evocative of the era, intertwining colourful characters and vivid settings and with a premise that's so cleverly written it keeps you wanting to read more to find out what leads to the dramatic opening. I'm loving the period stories atm, and this, set during evacuation in a coastal town, features land girls - posh ladies from London, out of place in a seaside setting amongst country folk. Once again I'm llistening to the audio book…
Writing as Therapy Writing For Therapy Many of us have dreamed of taking time out to write our memoirs, our first novel or a book of poetry. Perhaps we regularly fill in a journal. Somehow, the very act of writing makes us feel better. Well many health professionals are now taking that a step further and demonstrating that writing is a therapy perhaps more powerful than we might imagine. By exploring our concerns, it can help provide relief. Whether for reducing stress, helping deal with physical symptoms eg depression or merely for escapism through creative expression, we feel better after committing our gripes…
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