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It’s time to chat to another author about their writing space, and to see where their stories are made. This month, please say hello to Jodi Perry, author of Nineteen Letters, a beautiful love story that I inhaled in just a couple of days. As an added bonus, you can also win a copy of Jodi’s book; I’ll let you know how at the end of the post. For now, over to Jodi! 1. My stories are made … All my stories are usually written at home at my kitchen table, but when we are up the coast at our…

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Welcome back to Where Stories Are Made, where we get to have a peek into someone’s writing space. This month, the lovely Tess Woods is throwing open the doors to her writing room (or writing bed!). Over to you Tess! My stories are made … When I walk my dog, have a shower, do the dishes or lie in bed. Story ideas usually come to me when I’m caught off guard and least expecting them. Kind of like how my children came to me and my appreciation of country music! And when my stories come, they COME. I get about…

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I’m so thrilled to have Kate Forsyth here today for Where Stories Are Made, where I take you behind the scenes into a writer’s writing space. Kate Forsyth is one of my favourite authors of historical fiction and I’m so looking forward to reading her new book, Beauty in Thorns. Over to Kate, to tell you all about the places where she dreams up her wonderful stories! 1. My stories are made … I can write anywhere, but I have two favourite places. The first is in bed, first thing in the morning, when I write in my diary. I…

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As soon as I thought of the idea for this blog series, I knew I’d have to have Kirsty Manning as my guest. Her writing outlook is spectacular, and definitely worth sharing. She’s also offered a signed copy of her new book, The Midsummer Garden, to one lucky person who comments on this blog post. So sit back and enjoy this tour of Kirsty Manning’s writing spaces! 1. My stories are made … At home, mostly. I have a home office that has French doors on a deck high among my chestnut trees. It feels a little like writing in…

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Welcome back to Where Stories Are Made, my monthly feature where I interview another author and ask them to take us behind the scenes into their writing space. I’m very excited that bestselling author Rachael Johns is my guest this month. I hope you enjoy this peek at her writing cabin, plus there’s a chance to win a copy of her latest book! Over to you, Rachael. 1. My stories are made … My stories are (mostly) made in my brand new writer’s cabin (although you wouldn’t be able to tell it’s new if you saw how much clutter I’ve…

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Welcome to my brand new blog series: Where Stories Are Made! If you’re anything like me, you might be fascinated with the spaces that allow writers to find their words, the locations where magic happens. That’s what my new series is all about: taking a peek at the writing spaces where stories are made. My very first guest is the lovely Pamela Cook, who’s here to tell us about and show us her writing space. 1. My stories are made … At home. I have a fabulous study with a beautiful old desk and walls lined with purple bookshelves. We moved…

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Happy New Year everyone! I’m very excited to be back blogging after a little break and what better way to kick of 2017 than with some advice about managing the juggle that is life, writing, kids, working etc and some great tips on how to make time to write. I’m here with the lovely Lauren Sams, whose new book, Crazy, Busy, Guilty has just come out. Lauren is also the author of She’s Having a Baby, and works as a freelance writer for magazines such as Elle, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. She has a 4 year old daughter and another beautiful baby on…

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Welcome back to another of my interviews with emerging writers. This one is a little bit special; I’ve “known” Kali Napier for a couple of years via Twitter and recently met her in real life for the first time when I was at the Brisbane Writers Festival. But she recently received the best piece of news any writer could ever wish for—her book is going to be published and when I say published, I mean my amazing publisher at Hachette, Rebecca Saunders, is publishing it, so it must be a fabulous book! Here’s Kali to tell you about her journey…

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One of the best things about going to writers’ festivals is meeting other writers. I was lucky enough to be invited to Brisbane Writers Festival in September and I met so many lovely writers, one of whom, Sarah Ridout, has just had her first book, Le Chateau, published. If you love the idea of a suspenseful tale set in a gorgeous French chateau, then I can thoroughly recommend her book One of the things Sarah and I talked about at the festival was her journey to publication. It’s a really interesting story of never giving up, even when things seem…

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There are so many talented people in Australia working on books; they’re persevering, keeping the faith, hoping that one day they might walk into a bookshop and see their book for sale. I’m very lucky in that I get to meet many of these people through teaching or blogging or events. Every few months, I like to invite one of them to be a guest here to showcase their hard work as part of my hopefully-soon-to-be-published writer series. This month, I’d like to welcome Jodi Gibson. I hope you enjoy finding out more about her and reading her tips and…

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