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The thing that comes back to haunt me

*Content warning: This article is about childhood sexual abuse following online grooming. I’m sharing this as I’m currently struggling with a few things and hope I can find some solace in the community I unwillingly found myself in many years … Continue reading

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‘Write with passion and genuine desire’ – Writer Christie Barlow shares her tips with Author Advice

Christie Barlow In her own words: “I’m a 5ft 5in brunette born in the county of Cheshire and now, at the ripe old age of 44, I lead nothing but a glamorous lifestyle: ironing, mucking out chickens and chasing after … Continue reading

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The Prompt Pot #7 – An Old Church

Welcome back my little promptettes! Another week, another prompt, and this time the pot has revealed its latest inspiration; ‘An Old Church‘. What does this make you think of? A strong memory of when you last visited church? Or perhaps … Continue reading

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The Prompt Pot #6 – Bemused

Have you missed me? I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I last posted a Prompt Pot but I promise I have a good excuse… Last week I gave birth to my third beautiful baby boy and he’s been keeping … Continue reading

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This week’s Prompt Pot

Thanks to everyone who has taken part this last week. I look forward to feeding back and reading though everyone’s stories in the week. Unfortantly there won’t be an official prompt this week – boo – due to baby being … Continue reading

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The Prompt Pot #5 – Cobbles

A warm welcome to all who enter into this week’s Prompt Pot writing challenge here at Newshound to Novelist. This week I have delved into the pot and produced a fantastic, thought-provoking sentence to get your creativity thriving: Last week saw some … Continue reading

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‘The devil is in the detail’ – Writer Jane Isaac shares her tips with Author Advice

Jane Isaac writes detective novels with a psychological edge. She lives with her husband and daughter in rural Northamptonshire, UK, where she can often be found trudging over the fields with her Labrador, Bollo. Her first novel, An Unfamiliar Murder, … Continue reading

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The Prompt Pot – Magic

Wow – and welcome to this week’s Prompt Pot writing challenge here at Newshound to Novelist. Can you believe it’s our four-week anniversary already? A massive thanks to everyone who has taken part so far. There were some beautiful and … Continue reading

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Into the Deep – 13 Week Streak (Week 1)

Prompt Three couples hire a small boat and a captain for a whale watching tour, but when the boat returns to the dock several hours later, only six people remain on board.   Into the Deep by Donna-Louise Bishop   … Continue reading

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The Prompt Pot – Birds

Welcome to this week’s Prompt Pot writing challenge here at Newshound to Novelist. Loads of you felt inspired by last week’s prompt hills, and you came up with some beautiful pieces that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. A favourite had to … Continue reading

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