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Hannah Davison
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Freelance writer, children's fiction author, journalist and blogger
Freelance writer, children's fiction author, journalist and blogger

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The Tiny Living Movement I accidentally joined
I think they’re onto something I’d watched Tiny Living enthusiasts on TV with the same morbid curiosity applied to surgery-addicted celebrities. Presented with the suggestion of folding your bed into an origami crane so you can butter your toast, I was left...
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Cleaning the slate for 2018 + the days designed to do it
At the end of 2017 I had a revelation. I finally understood the purpose of those weird days sandwiched between Christmas and New Year. That realisation even managed to transcend beyond the traditional pursuit of finishing a wheel of brie. (Better than brie ...
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The Chewing Gum Theory: How to know when your manuscript is finished
“Are you happy with it?” asks Sue, my manuscript assessor. The ‘it’ being a picture book manuscript I’ve been toiling over for the past 10 months. ‘Wow,’ I think, ‘that’s a big question, Sue.’ A fresh pellet of gum Back in March I wrote the first draft of t...
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The myth of 'BUSINESS AS USUAL'
It’s usually when I’m in the midst of unencumbered free-flowing creativity that I want to clamber to the rooftops and wax lyrical about the creative process and following your True North . Those (albeit usually brief) periods are absolutely glorious, fillin...
The myth of 'BUSINESS AS USUAL'
The myth of 'BUSINESS AS USUAL'
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Too much risk? Or not enough?
It’s all so risky When it boils down to it, life is all about taking risks. Each and every decision we make on a daily basis is run through our internal risk assessment machine before we make a call to go one way or the other. Most decisions involve minimal...
Too much risk? Or not enough?
Too much risk? Or not enough?
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Our Monster Called - Surviving the Unexpected
'The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.' - A Monster Calls - by Patrick Ness I'd set my alarm for 5 am so that I could wake up and finish reading this book, it was that good. You can probably count on one hand how many books leave you with t...
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Freewriting... what's so good about it anyway?
Sometimes people ask why I blog. For me, it is for the same reason that many people practice Morning Pages or free-writing . It gets me in the zone, gets the words flowing and allows me to do a brain dump of ideas that wouldn't have a place anywhere else. M...
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Creativity takes courage - feel the fear and do it anyway
I've just returned home from a weekend in Sydney doing something that was entirely for me and nobody else. I attended a weekend course at The Australian Writers' Centre , deepening my knowledge of writing with their course, Writing Books for Children and Yo...
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5 reasons why Beta Readers are better readers
My manuscript had been marinading for months. Several months of writing, a cooling off period, and then several more months of rewriting, editing and polishing. At last, when I felt there was nothing more I could do by myself it was time to seek the opinion...
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Proof that it's never OK to settle
A 14 year old girl was given the following advice by a drama teacher:  "You might do OK if you are happy to settle for the fat girl parts."   That actress was Kate Winslet.  I don't know about you, but I feel like she has done OK. In fact, I think it is saf...
Proof that it's never OK to settle
Proof that it's never OK to settle
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