The Accidental Writer

“That’s good, dear. So, what are you writing?” “A novel, well, maybe a novella. It depends how many words I get down and when I feel the story’s ended. Or maybe when I think the first instalment ends. I don’t know if there will be a sequel. It might be a trilogy.” “You sound confused, dear.”…

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The Puddle & Gosling: Charming fantasy tale about “baristing” in Scuddy Corners

I’m really enjoying this trend of going through the writers on my Twitter list and reading their work. I’m trying to focus more on indie authors, because I know there are gems out there. So far, I’m batting 1000. Canadian writer C.Y. Falvey is the author of The Puddle and Gosling, about a young woman who flees her…

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What Happens in Book Club: Saucy, sexy, and so much fun!

One of the admins of the group, Robin Elizabeth, is an indie writer. I just finished Episode 1 and Episode 2 of her novellas, What Happens in Book Club... I affectionately nickname them the Australian Bridget Jones's Dairies. They tell the story of Gwyn, a high school teacher who with her besties, Selena and Mac, belong to a monthly book club that takes place in a local pub. They've just finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey and are trying to disinfect themselves with classics for the next year. Should be safe, right?

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Why can’t I read anyone else? Or, how I’m having an affair with my book.

“Hi, I’m Cait, and I’m addicted to my manuscript.” “Hiiiiiiii, Cait.” Holy cow, this is bonkers. I’m on a staycation/writing-free holiday. My plan was to read other authors for a change. I even bought new eBooks. Yet, every time I settle down to read, I keep peeking at my own manuscript. I’ve done this several times,…

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Terri Skuce, Canadian Poet, gives me feedback on ‘Cosm

You know how in films it seems the director makes a person pause for an eternity before answering a question, but in real life it might only take two seconds? I'm telling you after I burst out with, "The suspense is killing me. What do you think about the book?" it felt like 20 years went by before Terri replied. In that pause I told myself I totally sucked as a writer. Then I ran away from home, dug a hole, and buried myself in it.

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