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Author: Amy Sparkes

Phew! The complete first draft of the novel has been done! It’s due in 4 weeks so it’s the slightly more relaxed process now of going through, checking, improving, and enjoying the creative process. Although 4 weeks sounds a long way off, I’m...

I was delighted to see today that Amazon has been updated and has more information about the first Gruff Guide coming out. Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gruffs-Guide-Fairy-Tale-Land/dp/184539500X/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1294058307&sr=1-7   I was also amused to see myself described as a full-time writer. This...

This morning I managed to complete chapter 9  (of 17 chapters) of the novel due in February. Deadlines and small children don’t always mix, especially over school holidays, but it’s encouraging to feel it’s all going in the right direction! After...

Well, I really have my work cut out for the next 7-8 weeks: complete a novel; revise an adult creative writing course; plan a book launch and publicity for Gruff; and finally produce a magazine writing course. So really the last thing I need right...

It’s surprising what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. I’ve managed to write three chapters of the children’s novel so far. Ok, these chapters are far from finished but I think the biggest battle is taking a deep breath and then...