Eight Top Tips To Stay Organised!

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This is a ‘list’ post. You may have noticed I love my lists. There’s my ‘to do’ list, which I jot down daily and systematically work through. Everything doesn’t always get done, and the things that don’t are simply put on the next day’s list. There’s my characters’ list – one that’s always on the go, and constantly being added to when I’m writing. And then there is the list of things I need to research, and the list of …

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Inspiration for a Novel

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It happened years ago when we were sailing up the beautiful River Fal in Cornwall. A bend in the river, and suddenly there it was – an exquisite white house sitting high on the bank. Immediately my writer’s mind was whirring. I could imagine the vast airy rooms inside it, the high vaulted ceilings…the people who lived there. The woman would be an artist and her work would hang everywhere in the house. The man would be a rich Cornish …

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Get Your FREE Cornish Murder Mystery!

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Thoroughly Enjoyable Murder Mystery. Highly Readable. It hasn’t been published yet, but it’s here exclusively for you. Just click the link below to download my new novel in the Cornish crime series. Please feel free to tweet, Facebook and share this post with your friends! A Cornish Malice The latest Loveday Ross Murder Mystery By Rena George Silas Venning, wealthy owner of a Cornish yacht-building yard, is found hanged in a remote wood. It looks like suicide, except his widow, artist …

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Walking in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers

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Happy New Year Everyone! OK, so you’re still the teensiest bit hung over from the excesses of Christmas and New Year. But now it’s 2016, and time to ditch that cabin fever. Come with me. Fill your lungs with invigorating sea air, and stride out past the creeks and coves of beautiful Cornwall. We’re in the company of busy Cornish writer, Sue Kittow, who has dropped by my blog this week to tell us about her two very entertaining books …

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The Yorkshire Floods

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The misery of flooding has spread to the north of England – in particular Yorkshire – and in the cruellest way. My own family – daughter, son-in-law, our three little grandchildren and their Nana – all spent a sleepless night last night as the flooded River Foss crept closer to their home. It’s only feet away from their front door now and expected to rise even further over the next 24 hours. Furniture and electrical goods have been moved to …

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Make Your Dreams Come True

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Many gifts still to wrap, cards still to write, food to buy, drinks to organise, phone calls to make, cupboards to tidy, floors to wash – and a chapter of the book to write! Isn’t Christmas wonderful? I’m not normally so disorganised, but this year, with so much to do, I’ve definitely been struggling. Next year things will be different! Step up my new best friend, the Erin Condren LifePlanner. This little beauty will keep me on …

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A Writers’ Club’s Ghostly Success!

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I recently had the pleasure of being in invited to judge a writers’ club ghost story competition. The quality of the submitted stories was heart-warming. The effort and sheer hard work that so obviously went into every single entry just shone through. I’m a big supporter of writing groups. They provide the opportunity to meet like-minded people and share support and encouragement with each other. Plus…you can have your work critiqued by fellow members. And if you’re lucky, someone brings cake. …

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Plotting the Novel from the End!

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I’m almost 30,000 words into Book Six in my Loveday Ross Cornish mysteries series. It’s been progressing slowly and steadily, which is great considering the different approach I’m trying with this novel. My cast of characters came first, as always, and I’ve fleshed the new ones out with a CV and backstory. I even write a little potted history and description of places my characters visit. This is also the first time I’ve plotted my ending first. I took advice …

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Flying the Flag for Cornwall

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You know me, any excuse to wax lyrical about Cornwall. The fact that the county has just been voted the UK’s favourite holiday destination for the SEVENTH time by the British Travel Awards is a definite reason to once again celebrate this gorgeous corner of England. If you’ve never been there, or (like me) are a regular visitor and suffering withdrawal symptoms because you’re not actually there at the moment, then here are a few images to wet your appetite. …

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Writing Historical Fiction

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I hadn’t intended writing a blog post on historical fiction this week, but these pictures, which I took in a 17th century coaching inn a day ago, seemed to lend themselves to it. Old places – I mean really old places – draw me like a moth to the flame. I have a fascination for the past and for how people used to live, which is why I set my Mellin Cove series in 18th century Cornwall. The pub in …

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