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Writing, Creativity and Pain

Pain Isn't IN The Process....Pain IS The Process Sometimes life is just a minefield. If there is a mastermind behind the cosmos, they have not only superlative time-management and plate-juggling skills, but a wicked and nasty sense of humour. I'm not remotely surprised when I read accounts from antiquity about the belief systems of the… Continue reading Writing, Creativity and Pain

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📚’Based on the mysterious shipwreck of the sailing vessel’ @SueBavey reviews #HistoricalMystery Irex by @CarlRackman for Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT

Today’s team review is from Sue. Sue blogs here https://suelbavey.wordpress.com/ Rosie’s Book Review Team Sue has been reading Irex by Carl Rackman (A book that featured on our review list a few years ago) Irex by Carl Rackman It is difficult to believe that this novel is a debut – Rackman’s atmospheric prose, complex characters… Continue reading 📚’Based on the mysterious shipwreck of the sailing vessel’ @SueBavey reviews #HistoricalMystery Irex by @CarlRackman for Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT

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Voyager – an odyssey in the making!

Voyager, my second novel, was an anomaly, much like the central premise of its story. I’d just written Irex, an intense, brooding and claustrophobic historical mystery; I expected to continue in a similar vein. Instead, I had a very vivid dream in the summer of 2016 in which I saw the central motif of Voyager’s… Continue reading Voyager – an odyssey in the making!

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The Indie Wasteland – A Post-Apocalyptic Trap for the Unwary

Storytelling is the creative skill du jour. It's an increasingly common way for ordinary people to express their imagination to the world at large. The rise of self-publishing and its tyrannical champion, Amazon, has given an unprecedented platform to those who want to express themselves through writing. Having cut their literary teeth on the digital… Continue reading The Indie Wasteland – A Post-Apocalyptic Trap for the Unwary