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Reader Reviews: The Writer's Cheerleaders.

The modern world seems to revolve around reviews these days, and very helpful that is too — especially when booking a hotel in a place you’ve never been. If you are in luck, someone exactly like you has left a concise and insightful review of the place you were hoping to s...

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Chuck your Undies at some Indies: Supporting Independent Creatives

I’ve always associated the enthusiastic act of tossing underwear with rockstars and the 1970s: colourful and smelly festivals come to mind, with besotted, wild-eyed youngsters doing the flinging. To my absolute delight, I discovered recently that the bizarre phenomenon act...

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Needs More Tui: New Daily Routines

Becoming a full-time writer and publisher means developing a whole new way of working, and different routines - ones specifically designed to help me reach my creative goals. Over the years I’ve learned (the hard way) that my somewhat scatty creative brain works much better wh...

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Giving up the Day Job: From School Principal to Indie Writer

There’s a bridge in Nelson, near where we live. Every summer, the locals go there to leap off into the pure, cold river below. It’s a long drop — and half the fun lies in steeling your nerves, anticipating the leap. Then, comes that awful, gut-wrenching, sense of terror blende...

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