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THE DAY WE DISAPPEARED . . . Has appeared.

It’s here! The Day We Disappeared didn’t disappear at all! Instead it arrived in great piles on bookshelves; it fell through letter boxes and downloaded into peoples’ e-readers and kept people up until the wee hours. (Which, as any writer will tell you, is a win.) IT HAS APPEARED EVERYWHERE. The wait is over! BUT THE FUN TOTALLY DOES NOT END THERE. I am thrilled – and I mean, SUPER-thrilled- to announce that we have paired up with the brilliant daily fashion and culture email, Emerald Street and the jaw-droppingly fabulous Lulu Guinness brand – home to unique and beautiful … Continue reading

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Tips for Bad Writing Days #5: Get someone else to write the damn thing

 Lucy Robinson on the tube. Photo: Beagleybrown.com

When I have a Bad Writing Day – and let me tell you that I have them ALL OF THE TIME – I can go barmy very quickly. Barminess is not fertile ground for good writing. So I’m offering a series of tips from my own personal experience to help you with your Bad Writing Days. Take what you like and leave the rest… Tip #5: GET SOMEONE ELSE TO WRITE THE DAMN THING. Here is what my head says when I hit on problems with my novels: Oh God oh God oh GOD, I’m doomed. My agent is on … Continue reading

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I may be a knob but I ain’t stupid.

 Lucy Robinson writing her second novel in Argentina. Copyright Lucy Robinson.

I have wanted to join a book club since basically forever. I used to read on average about thirteen hundred books a week as a child and teenager. Now: not so much. Time disappeared. Other things became more important. (What? Why?) A book club, I thought, would solve all of these issues. It would force me to read and – God forbid – have opinions on what I was reading. Can you imagine?! I was invited to join a book club in Bristol this week. The Man and I are hoping to move here some time soonish. It made sense. … Continue reading

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