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Inspiration Surrounds Us All

March 20th, 2015

bailey_cover-1-blogOne of the questions I get asked most frequently when I tell people I’m a writer is where do I get my ideas from. It’s not an easy answer to give because in truth, my ideas come from everywhere. Almost anything can spark an idea or inspire a burst of creativity. The trick is to see the potential in these ideas and nurture them into an article or a story.

I’m lucky to live on a boat just outside of Rome, which provides me with endless inspiration to write and create. I’m drawn to the sea and working comfortably in the cabin as I float around really suits my style. I love feeling all the elements on the boat. My work in progress is a young adult novel set under the ocean. When there’s a violent storm and the boat is surging in the marina, I take the opportunity to imagine what it must feel like for my characters below the surface. Read the rest of this entry »




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Who Do You Trust?

October 28th, 2014

Tower-blogHow did we ever survive without the internet? Just twenty years ago, it was a new-fangled ‘thing’ for programmers and academics. Folk like us only got to play with it occasionally. And when we did, it was stunningly unimpressive.

Now though, I lose track of the number of times I log on every day. What will the weather be like? Check online. Fancy hearing that old LP from 1987? It’s on Youtube. Want to know who acted with John Wayne in ‘Stagecoach?’ Google it. What a fantastic resource. Read the rest of this entry »




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A Really Useful Article

March 17th, 2014

Do you blog? If you do, great – keep it up. If you don’t, my first question is why on earth not? Blogging is a simple way to inform people about your writing, what you’ve had published, what’s due out soon and anything else you fancy telling them. Read the rest of this entry »




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To Blog or Not to Blog

August 9th, 2013

Having enjoyed writing a guest blog on The Writers Bureau website, I thought I would start my own blog. Though, it wasn’t without feelings of trepidation after having a complete disaster with my website.

So I wondered if it would be the same with a blog (believe me, if anyone can go wrong, it’s me!) I needn’t have worried; it couldn’t have been easier. Read the rest of this entry »




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Is Blogging Worth Your Time?

May 29th, 2013

This is a difficult question to answer, as it all depends on how much time and effort you are prepared to put into it. Some people spend hours and hours on their blog because it’s a way for them to make money, with advertising and so on. But, what if you’re just using it to promote yourself as a creative writer, is it really worth your time?

Well, the best way to evaluate this is to look at what you need to do to have a blog that people want to come back to time and again. Read the rest of this entry »




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