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Where Have You Been? by Wendy James

Where Have You Been? by Wendy James is a psychological thriller based on the scenario of the main character, Susan, whose older sister went missing when Susan was a child. When Susan’s mother, who had a hard time dealing with … Continue reading

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A chat with Rebecca James (Port Macquarie, NSW coast)

I recently met with Rebecca James for a chat in her home town of Port Macquarie on the NSW coast north of Sydney (having recently moved from Armidale, a little further inland). The first I hear about Rebecca James from … Continue reading

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The Puzzle Ring (first chapter) by Kate Forsyth

This post is focused on the first chapter of The Puzzle Ring by Kate Forsyth and how enough story questions and unresolved conflicts are introduced in the first chapter to sustain a reader’s interest and sense of suspense throughout the … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Update 6

In this update I will provide a few details about the development of the main character, Michael, across the four sections of the story. *** 1 Emotional turmoil Michael doesn’t have strong motivation towards any long term goals, he makes … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookie, by Bryce Courtenay

Fortune Cookie follow’s Australian advertising executive Simon Koo who takes the job of Creative Director at a big Singapore ad agency. Narrated by Simon, the novel is a combination of insider account of working in a large advertising agency, meditation … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Update 4

NaNoWriMo and my 50,000 word novel are almost half way through. This update will be focused on the setting of the story and the process of writing it. I made the decision to set my NaNoWriMo novel in Ghana about … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Update 3

The story continues… Michael and Amy, having been separated from their parents in the Ghanaian jungle, try to find their parents or the path their group had trodden before being separated. No luck. The two of them are lost. They … Continue reading

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