Improving as a writer

Improving as a writer

. As budding writers, we don't often take the time to acknowledge that we are improving as a writer. But we should. Since submitting my first finished manuscript to publishers and playing the waiting game, I've been editing another manuscript I've had sitting in the...

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Book Review: Secrets Between Friends

Secrets Between Friends Author: Fiona Palmer Published: 2017 Publisher: Hachette My Rating: 4.5/5 Three friends embark on a luxury cruise to celebrate their ten-year reunion. But long-held secrets can catch up with even the best of friends.  Secrets Between Friends is...

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Book Review: The Sunshine Sisters

. The Sunshine Sisters Author: Jane Green Published: 2017 Publisher: Macmillan My Rating: 4/5 It was never easy being one of Ronni Sunshine's daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood actrss. Privately, she is self-absorbed, angry, and...

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Book Review: The Tea Gardens

    . The Tea Gardens Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: 2017 Publisher: Penguin My Rating: 4.5/5 A lively dash of adventure. A sweet pinch of spice. A dangerous twist of passion. Spirited Doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine...

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My Top Ten Posts for 2017

. It's time again for my annual list of top blog posts of the year. This year, my blogging focus turned from a mix of introspective posts and writing posts, to a more dedicated focus on writing. I'm now officially a writing blogger. (cue applause). The evolution was...

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Story ideas: The big scary ones

. Story ideas are funny things. Some say they have an abundance of ideas. Others have ideas swirling around their head but they take a while to fully form into something that can be articulated. And then there are others for whom ideas are few and far between. I have...

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20+ Awesome Books For Christmas

  . It's that time of year again. And how it has crept up so suddenly I have no idea. Nonetheless, it's time to think about filling those stockings and placing gifts of love under the tree. And what better way to show love than... books! I've put together a list...

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Book Review: Ridgeview Station

Ridgeview Station Author: Michael Trant Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 4/5 A vast outback property. An unforgettable season. A family's fight to save their livelihood. Many of Peter and Kelsie Dalton's friends thought they were crazy when they...

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Book Review: The Break

. The Break Author: Marian Keyes Published: 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House My Rating: 4.5/5 The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. Amy's Husband Hugh says he isn't leaving here. He still loves her, he's just taking...

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When do you know if a story idea isn’t working?

. After finishing my manuscript and sending it out on submission late last month, I was ready to dive head first into November and into a new story idea. And of course, the best place to tinker with a brand new story is NaNoWriMo. So November 1st came and I opened a...

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My manuscript is done!

Yes, you read that correctly. My manuscript is done. In fact, it's not only done, it's gone out on submission. I've been working on this novel for three years. The idea had been with me for quite a while, but it wasn't until NaNoWriMo in November 2014 that I began...

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Day in the Life of a Writer Wrap Up

. Now that my 'A Day in the Life of a Writer' series has finished, I thought I'd do a little wrap up post. When I first had the idea for the series, I must admit, it was a little voyeuristic and self-indulgent. I love peeping into others' lives to see how they do...

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Book Review: Force of Nature

  Force of Nature Author: Jane Harper Published: 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia My Rating: 4/5 Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side. The hike through the rugged Giralang...

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Hi, I’m Jodi, and I write commercial contemporary fiction.
I live in regional Victoria on a mini-farm with my husband, daughters, dogs, cat, horse, and chickens. When I’m not writing, you’ll find me with my nose in a good book, or in the kitchen baking and dreaming of my next traveling adventure. I’m currently working on my first novel

 

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