Sensitive

When Something Really Smells

You know when something really smells, it sometimes requires a word other than smells, something to distinguish its ripeness, or malodorous nature. Why not try one of these? Acidic Acrid Antiseptic Arid Aromatic Balmy Biting Bitter Briny Burnt Citrusy Comforting Corky Damp Dank Distinctive Earthy Fishy Flowery Fragrant Fresh Fruity Gamy Gaseous Heavy Lemony Malodorous […]

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Pog

Books for April 2019

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most excited to read (or have already read and think you should be excited for). Fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books are all included. Fiction Wakenhyrst (9781788549561) by Michelle Paver A new thriller from one of the best ghost story writer ever. Doggerland […]

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Ten Mistakes

That aspiring writers make Wondering how to find an agent or publisher before completing the project. Waiting for inspiration to hit. Trying to write something “different”. Using weak nouns and verbs,and passive voice. Deciding not to read in your genre because you don’t want to inadvertently plagiarise. Not outlining. Not setting out specific times to […]

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A Pinch of Magic

A Pinch of Magic – Review

Set on the island of Crowstone, Betty Widdershins finds out that the women of her family have been cursed to die if they ever leave the islands. Along with her sisters, Charlie and Fliss, she sets out to break the curse, determined to leave the islands. Who can they trust, what caused the curse and […]

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The Power

The Power – Review

Naomi Alderman’s novel ‘The Power’ is a well-deserved winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017. Naomi takes the idea of a change to which gender holds the reins of power and moves it along logical lines to a logical outcome, the end of the book gives this logical progression a wonderful twist. One […]

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