The Questions of Rejections, Reflections, and Returning to Will Worthington in 2023

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Over the last two years, there came many times when I thought to myself….. ‘Am I actually going to finish the first book?’ Why? I was so intent on getting it right. There is so much competition in this industry that I knew that this really was the last ‘Will Worthington and The Black Rainbow’ […]

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My Guide for Literary Agent submission by R.E. Brooker

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Introduction: Before I begin this blog post, I want to make something clear to everyone: I am not an expert when it comes to literary agents. I am new to this terrifying, exciting (and hopefully life-changing) world; a world that is fraught with overspilling questions, like ‘Who do I send my book to?’ ‘What’s the […]

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A Writer’s Life by R.E. Brooker

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I’m on a magical ferris-wheel.  I never want to get off. The views here are breath-taking, enchanting  Imagination’s brush painting new landscapes over hills and seas,  chapters flooded in darkness, sprinkles of tinkling laughter, and far-away places –  not for you, or me The light bends, rainbow chinks A prism of my own making  ————- […]

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Why Do I Like Cleaning? The Mysteries of a Mess-Hating Mind!

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I wasn’t always like this…… When I was younger, I would often leave my bedroom in a complete mess, and somehow just be able to live like that! I would – (and I remember this so vividly) step over the clothes or toys that lined the floor, they were fine there….. and then, one day, […]

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The Poetry Pack part 1

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Time Ripples, like life lines on a fortune teller’s palmTide retreats, returns a constant under the blazing sunThe air is cold here, sharp, a barber’s rusty bladebut there is excitement tooyawning into the trail oflong, endless days Coffee Sitting in a busy-bustle universe,Hustle and rustle,Forward, backwards; the clatter of traysBrimming latte towers and stares,Wisps of steam furling,Silver mists […]

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When I met Lee Child during a book signing at Waterstones! I helped out for the evening

My #1linewed on the 28th April – Theme – Hero

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Lemony Snicket “We’re not heroes, Vi,” said Klaus, looking out of the grimy window in Olaf’s basement, “We just try and try and fight and fight – and the grownups don’t even believe us!” Violet bit her lip. “Grownups are very often wrong.” “You can say that again.” Harry Potter Ron pocketed his wand, sighing. […]

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