I’ve been dreaming for 20 years. Now I’m planning for reality… Is that good, or bad, and what other challenges are there?

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I have had this dream about being an author since 2007. What I want to know today is…. Should I call it a ‘dream’ still, or is it wrong of me – maybe even as far as ‘cocky’ – to believe that after so much love and hard work, ‘Will Worthington and The Black Rainbow’ […]

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Why I love to write, and why I will never give up…..

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Today, I feel like making one of those reflective statuses, and with reflective statuses, it seems only right that you go back to the very beginning…. I started writing stories when I was around three years old (and reading too.) I’d write stories about lions, magic carpets, even frogs (I had a plastic frog in […]

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Bass, books, voices, and believing in my writing again :)

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I’m really pleased to say that despite all the struggles this year has brought, things are – fingers crossed – beginning to seem brighter. As I mentioned in the last entry, I have started to learn bass guitar. It’s going well! There are lots of skills that I need to hone in order to play […]

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Updates and Reflections, Nightmares and Passions

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Morning, all 🙂 It has been a very weird, fuzzy existence for the past two months. In my last journal entry about inner thoughts, I mentioned ‘The Matrix’ as a movie that I could relate to…. Today, I remember another one. Anyone know the film ‘Sliding Doors?’ I really can’t help but think of it […]

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Inside which, three bees land on me! (and the heroic Will Worthington returns)

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Until yesterday afternoon, I hadn’t written my book for months. One reason was the job at the autistic school; a real irony, as I cared about the position so much that I wanted to excel there…. then they asked me not to return (Ugggg, why did I bother?) For more details of my severely-pummeled-confidence, full […]

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“You looked nervous!” “It was my first time being a squirrel!?”

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Nutty introduction, right? Don’t worry, I’ll fill you in later. Tonight’s entry is going to be all about my rollercoaster emotions when it comes to jobs, the highs, the lows, the in-betweens and the alien-like times where I’ve felt confident and proud in what I’ve brought to the world of work. A few months back, […]

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The Golden Egg ball? A bouquet of opulence, and a new lit agent liked my book!

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I always get the jitters when it’s nearly time to – once again – parade around the Big Honk venue. I’m not saying where it’s based, as the event is hush-hush online, but I will say that some mega important faces attend this canape-crazy catch-up-with-friends-and-make-new-ones mish mash of an exciting black tie extravanganza. (Wow, now […]

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Mini profiles on characters! (First up, Will Worthington)

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Each week, I am going to be showing you glimpses of the characters from my upper middle grade novel, ‘Will Worthington and The Black Rainbow.’ It’s been a nearly-eleven year road to publication, but, I will get there. In the meantime? It’s all about my protagonist. 13-year-old Will Worthington lost his parents in a ski […]

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The Positivity Post, filled with Potter, Pitches, and Present-unpacking!

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It is the yearly ‘Golden Egg’ ball on the 31st January… and I have just entered the pitch competition. Last time, I didn’t get through. This time will probably be the same, but – as with anything you care about – the point is that I try. I’m not going to post it here, unless […]

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Reflections and Resolutions, the Rachel E. Brooker Way!

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Forgive the lateness of this post, but I was ill yesterday with a terrible headache; and even stopped watching my ‘Emmerdale’ clips because of it. That’s when you know I feel bad! Anyway, here are my reflections on 2019…. It was a year of self-discovery, really. I quit my barista job, deciding that the next […]

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