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Sarah Ketley
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YA Writer, Nurse, Wife, History Nut, Book Nerd and Tea addict. Saving the Tea industry one cup at a time.
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Hi all,

Writing:
I love reading and am currently learning the craft of writing. I write mostly for the YA age group. In particular, historical fiction with a good dash of steampunk or paranormal.

Just to be difficult, I am also enjoying writing in the contemporary genre as well. I guess I have to find that niche!

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I Tweet about writing on twitter at sarahketley
My Writing Blog is The Precocious Scribe where i write about issues that face me as a new writer/blogger as well as tips and tricks.


Other Hobbies:
I am learning to horse ride, and i am also a keen embroidery. Currently working on a piece of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Finally I am really involved in research my Family Tree and I love combing old records...
Oh did i mention Medieval sword-fighting and costuming:-)

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I have just got married, and just graduated as a registered nurse and working at the local hospital.

The Link to my Writing Blog is The Precocious Scribe.


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hi sarah,
i'm a doctor by prof. n wanted to immigrate to australia.....by chance i found ur profile n wonderedd could u do all that alone....i mean ur hobbies r a long list....anyways u r cute n interesting....so, i've invited u into my circles, don mind.
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+Linda Horne posted her #NaNo profile up here... what a great idea!

Here is mine :-) I have already added a few of you...

I'm getting super excited
Thirty days and nights of literary abandon
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Hi sarah
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NaNoWriMo
Nearly at the start line guys. What are you all doing to prepare for the onslaught?

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Hi sweet hw ar u doing?
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How #NaNoWriMo is helping my writing already

I have a horrible habit of explaining story elements too early. In this post i explain how i went through and sorted our my plot to add some more conflict and tension.

Thanks to NaNo I have had to stew this story idea and I have had time to examine the plot before i write it!
My deadly writing habit for NaNoWriMo revealed. How I have added conflict and tension to the story by not explaining plot elements too early.
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Good article! Thanks. And I don't even write fiction :)
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I'm just about to go and bake some yummy oregano and chilli flat breads.... yummy... I love the smell of bread baking
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I'll be right over!!!
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Steampunk Enthusiasts on Google+
Introduce yourself in the comments and help me start a master list of people who are into or involved with Steampunk. Then share it on your profile to spread the word!

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Steampunk Enthusiasts on Google+ Introduce yourself in the comments and help me start a master list of people who are into or involved with…
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+Sarah Ketley , yes, I am interested in Steampunk - books, movies and music - I do love Professor Elemental's Cup of Brown Joy. :D
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Can i just say, (well you can't stop me anyway) ... That i am drinking wine, enjoying a chocolate or two and plotting my #NaNoWriMo novel...

Sigh... Such a fab evening :-)
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Thanks for the advice guys, I'm sure the book will change a lot during the writing, but it has already changed so much in my mind so far that it might not either. The advice about not reading is good. If i hit a hard spot i will fudge the scene do the "he said" "she said" and keep going till i hit a scene that is working.

Stopping is not an option. For me NaNo is about loosing the fear of writing something crap.

:-)

Thanks for the pep talks :-)
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awesome awesome... have a look...
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Perspective is everything: Making the impossible possible

Kokichi Sugihara, from the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences in Japan, won the 2010 Best Illusion of the Year Contest for his Impossible motion: magnet-like slopes -- an illusion in which balls seem to roll upward, in homage to Escher. This is actually only one of a whole series of illusions that Sugihara has created, building real-world impossible objects, which are really possible objects presented from specific visual perspectives that make the impossible appear possible. The video below reveals the secrets of these illusions, and may inspire you to make your own at home (Sugihara provided detailed instructions to those of us at the 2010 contest on how to build our own impossible objects). In the video, Sugihara also talks about how one could use illusions to improve our everyday lives, for example in highlighting certain perceptual cues for drivers.

The trick Sugihara uses is really the same basic idea that dates back to at least the 15th century, when Leonardo da Vinci created the first documented example of art using perspective anamorphis, enabling people to see the image in its intended form when viewed from just the right position. A more modern take on this approach is seen in the amazing artwork of George Rouse, who paints spaces to create images that seem to float in midair when viewed from just the right place: http://goo.gl/A5Gpr
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Islam is like any other religon i like it even though its not my religon. 
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#NaNo Update

For those that want to see how my writing and love of genealogy combine. See this post. Basically a family incident in 1885 fuelled the world for my NaNo story and has provided me with so much material for my writing it is just insane!

Ok so at the time, this was a really really bad thing for Harry to do... Murder is Murder, but it is a fantastic story!
Introductory post explaining why Sarah Ketley chose Steampunk as her genre for NaNoWriMo. The Inciting incident was a family murderer in 1885 London.
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Many thanks +Ben Pushka Gib I hope i can avoid them!
Good luck with NaNo
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With NaNo just around the corner, I'm starting to prepare myself for the onslaught!

These posts share my writing sins and what i need to avoid during nano if i hope to win!

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My third Writing Sin Post: NaNoWriMo, How to avoid re-reading your work. I Struggle with this one
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thanks guy s :-) Looking forward to it!
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#NaNo is just around the corner

How excited am I. Here if my first NaNo post, where I am trying to get myself ready and braced for the onslaught that will be NaNo.

Also scroll down in the post to see how a novel is like a house
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This will be my first NaNoWriMo. It's exciting!
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Readers to the rescue

I'm bored of packing, i want a great Steampunk read (or perhaps a Historical set in England with a bit of pep) To read this evening...

Any suggestions?

I really enjoyed Cassie Clare's Clockwork Angel, if that helps the suggestions...

Many thanks

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awesome stuff guys, i have enough books for a few months now...lol
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