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at the end of the day

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At the end of the day, in the final analysis, when all is said and done, the bottom line is… What? It’s not as though discourse markers are some weird excrescence in English. We may not…

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It’s been two months…

I was looking at my WordPress stats yesterday and realised it’s been two months since I’ve posted an entry to my blog. The reason? I’ve moved from Sydney to the Gold Coast; permanently. Need I say more? Moving house is … Continue reading

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18 Common Words That You Should Replace in Your Writing

Originally posted on Just English:
It’s a familiar scene: you’re slumped over your keyboard or notebook, obsessing over your character. While we tend to agonize over everything from structure to backstory, it’s important to weigh how you write something too.…

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Where do ideas come from? And who killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler?

  Often it’s hard to get a writing project started. It’s also difficult to find the time to write, to think outside the box and to bring your writing to a place it’s never been before. As I swelter in … Continue reading

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Inducement to Read Free. Did the Experiment Work?

  In my last post ten days ago I explained the reasons behind my decision to put out a FREE ebook on Amazon and Smashwords. The theory behind the decision is nothing new, so after careful consideration, I changed the price of … Continue reading

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The Psychology Behind FREE

Photo -Krasimira Nevenova/ People love free, it goes without saying. Free samples at supermarkets, free giveaways at department stores, free samples of beauty products glued to pages of women’s magazines. But does FREE work as far as encouraging sales? In … Continue reading

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Superstition around death gives people many strange beliefs. Here’s thirteen strangest fears about the dead. Source: THIRTEEN STRANGE SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT DEATH

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‘I’m Back but it’s scary…’

The Challenge With social media becoming such a large part of our lives I thought it was time to pull back. Note to Gina: I will not log on to social media, generate a text or a phone call for … Continue reading

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Never alone…

I went for a walk along the beach this evening, a habit left over from the  family holidays I spent on the Gold Coast during the 1960’s and ’70’s It was 6pm. The sun’s intensity had faded, miniature waves lapped at … Continue reading

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