I’m on the radio! Talking all about books and blogging…

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My awesome friend Luchia interviewed me for her radio show This Fine Social Scene which airs on East London radio. It was such fun talking about books and blogs etc – though more nerve wracking listening back to it! She also interviews a great guy who runs a print shop doing real prints.

Five things I love about writing a book blog (because I missed by blog birthday!)

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 SO I just discovered that my first ever blog post was on the 12th June 2014. I had thought it was later but never mind. I have been blogging for over a year! It took me a few months of considering before I took the plunge, but I can remember starting to write and an excitement and enjoyment starting to bubble inside me. It’s been an incredible adventure and I am constantly excited about what is happening next.

Here are five of the things I love about writing this book blog:

Writing tips: if you’ve no time to scribble get your mind buzzing

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Sometimes I don’t have time to write. Even five minutes. But with this tip you can make progress on whatever it is you are scribbling without even committing a word to paper or screen!

I’ve found that if even once in a week I engage with the thing I’m writing, whether blog or fiction, things for church or whatever, by reading back a paragraph, having a look at my plans or having a quick wonder on a bus, the rest of the week I will find myself quietly and frequently having ideas pop up out of nowhere.

I never thought I’d need a reading break!

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Last week, after the disappointment of Smiler’s Fair and after having read a fair few books at the same time, I suddenly found myself loath to open another cover.

HOW STRANGE! I really, really love reading and it has always been one of the best ways for me to relax and unwind. At university I was usually reading three novels a week to keep up with lectures etc – and it was brilliant!

Just five minutes: an easy trick to get yourself writing!

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As I’m sure you know just getting writing done is a challenge in the middle of lives that are so full of other things! For blog posts, books and stories and all sorts of other things this is an easy trick I use to get myself scribbling…