Dreamcatchers and Writing

There are a few things going on in the life as Louise Charles. Firstly, I’ve been working on  Continue reading

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Free Literary Magazine from Writers Abroad

As some of you know, I belong to Writers Abroad, a fab community which supports expat writers. Twice a year we publish a free literary magazine which is packed full, with something to please every reader. A couple of weeks ago, I met some of these wonderful fellow authors for real after 10 years of online friendship!

 

In this, our sixth issue, we are proud to have secured an interview with the renowned international author, Peter May who lives in France. His success and the road he travelled to get there is inspiration for all of us.

All of the content is provided by WA members, so we have a rich and diverse publication with short stories, articles about expat life and where we live, poetry, recipes, book reviews and much more. And it’s free! So treat yourself to some time out this weekend, put your feet up and allow yourself to be transported to other parts of the world.

And, for the first time, we have included a literary quiz. The first reader to provide the correct answers via email, will win 15 euros in Amazon Gift Vouchers.

You can read the magazine online at Joomag where you can also download a copy, or alternatively there is a direct PDF download; the links are below. Enjoy!

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Let There Be Light

At the end of the tunnel, that is. In February I wrote a post about the revision course I’m taking. Back then I was on Lesson Three (out of 22) after a little bit of a stop start. Now I’m on Lesson Twelve and I can’t say it’s got much easier but Continue reading

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Free Giveaway and New Release!

My renewed efforts to kick start my daisy chain publication plan continues with this new release; All Will Be Well. I started this particular story a long time ago, I’m talking years, so it’s been through several stages and I have one lady to thank for Continue reading

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Revision Hell or Heaven?

stairs-735995_640I don’t blog ‘how to’ posts as I reckon there are a lot of good writing bloggers out there already and there isn’t enough room for any more advice. I regularly go through my email subscriptions as if I did read every piece of advice on writing, the writing would never get done! What I do share is what works for me. Continue reading

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Writing Goals and Mono Tasking

That’s right, one thing at a time. For years I’ve prided myself on being a wonderful multi-tacker. In my late 20’s I was a single mum, working full time and completing a Masters Degree all at the same time. Now that takes some doing but… Continue reading

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Writing Habits -The Four R’s: Read, Write, Re-write, Repeat

Writing  Goals 2016 (1)I’d planned a very productive year, twelve long months ago. My Daisy Chain publication plan was pinned purposefully above my desk and my intent was the strongest it had ever been. My pen was full, my pencils sharpened and oodles of virgin white paper just waiting to be scribbled on. So what happened? Continue reading

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Guest Blog featuring Dianne Ascroft and Pearl Harbor and More

pearl-harbor-banner-allyThank you for inviting me to be a guest on your blog today. I’d like to tell you a bit about Pearl Harbor and More, a recently released short story collection I’ve been involved in writing and producing.

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Pearl Harbor. On 7th December, 1941, a pivotal event took place that changed the face of World War II. Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes carried out a devastating surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Continue reading

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In Memory of Dad

IMG_1188It’s been four weeks since I said goodbye to my dad, Bob, following a short but cruel illness. Although his passing in a way was expected you never really want to let a loved one go. We say we do, Continue reading

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Writing Productivity

Measuring Productivity Words Alone?
Measuring Productivity Words Alone?

We’re told often that to be a writer is ‘to write every day’. This is born out by the habits and commitments of many talented and successful authors. But are words the only way to measure our productivity? This is what I think… Continue reading

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