11 Powerful Reasons To Write Your Life Story

If you’ve ever needed the motivation to get your life down on paper then look no further. Here are 11 powerful reasons to write your life story. Maybe you’ve been thinking about it, or maybe your children or grandchildren are nagging you to do it.Whatever the case, you now have 11 compelling reasons that will make […]

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The Long And Faraway Gone Lou Berney Review

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney was published in 2015 by William Morrow.It is a superbly written novel which could be classified as crime or suspense, as it is a combination of both.But I’m choosing to label it as suspense for purely prosaic reasons – I don’t have any novels in the suspense […]

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What Is A Ghostwriter?

If you asked the average person in the street, ‘What is a ghostwriter?’ they’d probably look at you blankly. Certainly that’s the reaction I get when I tell people I’m a ghostwriter.Ghostwriting ServicesPart of the reason for this lack of public awareness is that ghostwriters, by the very nature of their work, have to fly […]

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The Wife And The Widow Christian White Review

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White, published in 2019 by Affirm Press, is one of the most engrossing and interesting crime books I have read in a while.  Interesting because he uses a literary device I’ve never seen used before to execute a twist at the end. If I tell you what it is, […]

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My Sister The Serial Killer Oyinkan Braithwaite Review

My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, has to be in the running for one of the most commanding titles in contemporary fiction. There can be no doubt of the genre and subject matter of the book.This crime novel, published in 2018 by Doubleday in the US and Atlantic Books in the UK has […]

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The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls Review

I recently read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, after seeing it mentioned frequently in readers’ lists of favourite memoirs.  Much as I love fiction, I also enjoy a good memoir, and have written one of my own, Making The Breast Of It. It lived up to all the hype – it’s one of the […]

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The Chain Adrian McKinty Review

Adrian McKinty’s novel The Chain is an international bestseller. It’s a call-in-sick-to-work-and put-your-phone-on-silent type of book.There’s nothing I enjoy more than a crime thriller that keeps me on the edge of the couch (as I’m usually lying down when I read). The Chain by Adrian McKintyRave Reviews For The ChainWhen the likes of Stephen King, Dennis […]

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Boy Swallows Universe

If you’re an Aussie and a book lover, and haven’t heard about Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton, then you’ve been living in a cave for the past year. Even if you’re not an Aussie, you may know about it, as it’s been an international success. The book has been selling like crazy and has […]

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Memoir Or Autobiography – What’s The Difference?

Much as I love reading fiction, I also enjoy a well-written memoir or autobiography.  Many people think those terms are interchangeable, but there is a clear difference. So what is the difference between a memoir and an autobiography?  What is a Memoir?A memoir is written about a specific time or event in the author’s life, which can […]

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Writing About What Hurts

Writing about what hurts. It seems such a strange thing to do, but even the experts agree.Write hard and clear about what hurts. I recently came upon this quote by Ernest Hemingway, the master of pithy advice for writers, and I found it very thought-provoking. It’s a variation of the writing advice to ‘write what you know,’ […]

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