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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November, you got me

November around here has been pretty full on. As it is for most people, it's everything coming together at once. Like the undercurrent from an earthquake that builds into a huge tsunami crashing down. Novembers are like this, and it's something I mentally prepare for...

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Remember the 1990s?

So I'm halfway through NaNoWriMo and the rewrite of manuscript two. From an outsider's perspective it must look like I'm slaying it, as I sit at 35,775 words, but rewriting is so much easier than starting from scratch. I have the story, the plot, the characters and...

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We interrupt this transmission

It's November, the eleventh month of the year. The month before Christmas. The month where men let their facial hair grow wild for a good cause, and the month where crazy writers around the world attempt to write 50,000 words of a novel in just 30 days. Yes, NaNoWriMo...

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Book Reviews

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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Book Review: The Rarest Thing

The Rarest Thing Author: Deborah O'Brien Published: 2016 Publisher: Lomandra Press Pages: 254 My Rating: 4/5 Deborah O'Brien is an Australian author best known to date, for novels such as Mr Chen's Emporium and The Trivia Man. Deborah's latest release The Rarest...

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Book Review: The Twisted Knot

The Twisted Knot Author: J.M. Peace Published: 2016 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Pages: 300 My Rating: 4/5 The Twisted Knot is the second novel from Australian author J.M. Peace. You may remember I reviewed her first book, A Time To Run last year - a book which...

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