I’m Jodi, and this is my writing home. I’m a women’s contemporary fiction writer, currently working on my first novel. Here on my blog, I share my writing journey, book reviews and the workings of my crazy mind.

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Dealing with creative guilt

Creative guilt; noun; 1. a feeling of remorse from spending time on creative pursuits with no defined outcome I used to think of creativity as kind of like a bubble. A defined circle where real artists lived, honing their craft, and wallowed in an abundance of ideas...

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One Word 2017

Happy New Year! Yes, we've turned the page on another new year. Closed the 2016 chapter, which I'm sure most people will be thankful for. Globally, 2016 was totally crap. With issues such as Terrorism, Brexit, and the disastrous U.S. Presidential Election dominating...

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The Best of 2016

  It's that time of year again, when I compile my Top 5 blog posts for the year. I like finishing the year by looking back at where I've been, and how far I've come. Last week, I looked specifically at my Top 5 Writing Posts for the year, so this edition is my...

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Book Reviews

Book Review: The Florentine Bridge

The Florentine Bridge Author: Vanessa Carnevale Published: 2016 Publisher: Harlequin My Rating: 4.5/5 If your ideal novel is one that is painted with vivid descriptions, and a beautiful love story that has you invested from the word go, then The Florentine Bridge is...

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Book Review: The Hating Game

The Hating Game Author: Sally Thorne Published: 2016 Publisher: HarperCollins My Rating: 4.5/5 Quick-witted, fast-paced, and entertaining are three words I'd use to describe The Hating Game, the first novel for Canberra based author Sally Thorne. From the very first...

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Book Review: Goodwood

Goodwood Author: Holly Throsby Published: 2016 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 4.5/5 Goodwood is the debut novel for Australian author and musician Holly Thorsby. Throsby is better known for her songwriting and music talent, having released four critically...

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