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Want to write your first novel? Or edit your fifth? On Writing is book of the week AT our writers' retreat in Devon guests are often asking basic questions about how to write a novel. I've only written a few and I answer the best I can, so it's a joy to have this new book out to give them. On the very first day I bought it, a lovely lady called Clare, who had only written short stories before, retired to bed after asking permission to borrow it and came down the next morning with several of her burning questions answered. I think it's going to be very well thumbed.Having done one of Cornerstones courses, in…
Book of the Week - Together by Julie Cohen, Tips for Writers, and what it's like to have a Richard and Judy Book of the Month Amazing book mentor and award winning author Julie Cohen's superb novel Together is this week's book of the week. Julie has inspired a whole generation of new writers who are now successfully published - most recently, AJ Pearce, (one of the lovely ladies I met on one of the first of Julie's courses, whg is now riding high in the book charts with the hardback of her debut novel Dear Mrs Bird.) My own novels have been very much written under the guidance of our very own 'WingCo Cohen.' Having published more than a dozen romances and rom-coms, and having…
book of the week - Jackie Kabler's The Development ~Yay! My colleague and lovely mate from QVC, Jackie Kabler is back on track with the third in her Cora Baxter mysteries. I liked Jackie's first two books A LOT! They were on audiobook and I hope this one is soon, too. BUT if you have Amazon Alexa, she can now 'read' you the kindle version anyway! Jackie's character, Cora is a newsreader - and I'm sure a lot of Jackie's inspiration comes from her time in the GMTV reporting role that so many people remember her from. The dialogue is realistic, the storylines compelling and each novel is well…
book of the week - Jackie Kabler's The Development ~Yay! My colleague and lovely mate from QVC, Jackie Kabler is back on track with the third in her Cora Baxter mysteries. I liked Jackie's first two books A LOT! They were on audiobook and I hope this one is soon, too. BUT if you have Amazon Alexa, she can now 'read' you the kindle version anyway! Jackie's character, Cora is a newsreader - and I'm sure a lot of Jackie's inspiration comes from her time in the GMTV reporting role that so many people remember her from. The dialogue is realistic, the storylines compelling and each novel is well…
book of the week - Where the Light Gets In - Lucy Dillon Book of the Week - Lucy Dillon is one of my favourite authors. I love the way she makes me really care about what happens to the characters in her books - usually with domestic plots and conflicts and true to life situations. I've read most of her books and love them. This new one is fab and already highly reviewed. You know those cracks in your heart, Lorna, where things didn't work out, but you picked yourself up and carried on? That's where the fear gets out. And where the light gets in.' It was Betty, defiant to the…