Are Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy emails the new fanfiction fad? Well, it’s definitely mine!

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In the summer of 2004, I sent an email as Harry Potter. My friend replied, as Draco Malfoy. A little down the line, we put the emailing behind us. She had her life. I had mine. It was a cluttered time, filled with school, homework, family. The years moved on, but I had never forgotten […]

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“Fairy Liquid should be a perfume!” said nobody in the world ever (unless you’re called Rachel Brooker)

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I’ve always thought washing up liquid should be a fragrance they sell in shops. …. I’ve also always thought I should walk into ‘Dragons Den,’ pitching the idea.…. Needless to say? Those two events never happened, and when I told most of my friends about these ideas, they would look at me like I’d just […]

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Feeling Flat? Jazz along to Fleetwood Mac, and you’re a lot braver than you believe….

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Hello, guys. I know it’s been a while, but I’ve had a very difficult time lately. It’s one of those weeks where you ask questions like, “Why did this/that happen?” “When will this feeling leave me?” I’ve had a lot of things going on, and my love of writing is aching to – as ‘High […]

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Imposter Syndrome is spreading. Don’t be the victim! Be vigilant.

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The power of imagination is a gift. It can also be a virus. Let me give you an example. Starting this new job has been wonderful. After all, I have a role that helps children. I’m reading to them, teaching them new words. In the week? I explained about the magic of books (as one […]

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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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The Secret To Success: Earn it. Enjoy it, and if it’s easy, where’s the challenge?

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Yesterday, I had a mini meltdown. The competition for ‘The Golden Egg Academy’ ball always involves writing a pitch, and if you’re selected, there’s a chance to read your pitch aloud to lit agents, publishers, and everyone else in the room. I have now entered twice, and lost twice. It’s always a punch to the […]

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Money is not a piggy bank for happiness, merely a tool for comfortable living!

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My attitude has changed a lot towards the humble pound coin. I used to be a ‘sort of’ shopaholic. Not now. Ever since I’ve had this new job, the attitude – and my buying of things – has instantly shifted. Why? I’m not entirely sure, but I think it could have something to do with […]

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