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JJ Marsh
Author, journalist, Triskelite, Woolf, copywriter, reviewer, speaker
Author, journalist, Triskelite, Woolf, copywriter, reviewer, speaker
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Creative Kicks - Week 4 - Blurb with Louise Mangos
You’ve written 120,000 words of your book and pared them back to around 90,000. You’ve edited and re-edited and edited again. You feel like you’ve read those words eleventy bazillion times (yes, that IS a number). You can even quote big chunks of the narrat...
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Subjunctive Moods by C G Menon
Reviewer: Catriona Troth What We Thought: I first read ‘Pumpkin Seeds’ by C G Menon in the anthology  Love Across a Broken Map by The Whole Kahani collective, also published by Dahlia Books. It was one of my favourite stories in the book, so I had high hope...
Subjunctive Moods by C G Menon
Subjunctive Moods by C G Menon
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Six of the Best: Books on WW2 French Resistance
By Liza Perrat The French village in which I live originally inspired me for the first novel, Spirit of Lost Angels , of my French historical trilogy, The Bone Angel . An exhibition in a museum in Saint-Martins-en-Haut, a neighbouring
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I'll Keep You Safe by Peter May
Reviewer : Gillian Hamer, author of The Charter, Closure, Complicit, Crimson Shore, False Lights & Sacred Lake. ( www.gillianhamer.com ) What we thought : For those who follow Bookmuse reviews, you will know I am a huge fan of Peter May and think he’s one o...
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I'll Keep You Safe by Peter May
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Creative Kicks - Week 3 - The S-word with Jean Gill
The S-word we all hate That is, of course, s for structure. Before you rush off to read something that’s more fun, just answer one question. What if the story starts with Cinderella looking in the mirror at her middle-age spread and grey hair, as she rememb...
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The Corsican Widow by Vanessa Couchman
Reviewer: Liza Perrat , author of The Bone Angel trilogy ( Spirit of Lost Angels , Wolfsangel , Blood Rose Angel ) and new release, The Silent Kookaburra . What we thought: I really enjoyed Vanessa Couchman’s first historical novel set on the island of Cors...
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Creative Kicks - Week 2 - Characters over a Series
By Triskele Books Way back in 2015, we gave ourselves the objective of developing our writing skills over the summer. We'd spent four years building the Triskele brand, learning about marketing and publishing, so it was time to go back to basics.And that me...
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Six of the Best: Books set in European Cities
By JJ Marsh “ That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet. ” – Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake Dubrovnik, Croatia For someone like me, born in Wales who spent formative years in Africa and Asia, continental Europe has a attraction...
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Creative Kicks - Week 1- Voice with Nancy Freund
By Nancy Freund Voice matters most. Aristotle’s Poetics famously revealed the Greek philosopher’s answer to the question of whether plot or character is the more essential to a good tragedy. He chose plot. Of course, if there’s no story, no building momentu...
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The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman
Review by JJ Marsh What We Thought : Take a deep breath and suspend your disbelief. This take on 'Back to the Future' has much charm and character, not least the setting of Brooklyn in two different eras. It's flawed, certainly, but the central idea comes t...
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