Julianne Alcott

Romance Adventure Writer



New Beginnings…

It's almost time to put my first novel, The Ripmender, back online. Well, once I have sorted out the rather scary tax details on Amazon. I went to the financial lady at work and asked her what my TIN is.... Continue Reading →

How to get back on the horse

For three years, my life has been controlled by assignments, exams and summarising long, complicated textbooks. I burned the midnight oil, taxed my already overtaxed brain, and worried about what i would do if the institution lost my assignment, or... Continue Reading →

Re-designing The Ripmender Cover

I was very excited to look on my online university website under "Academic progress" and see the words... Final Year Student under my name. I still have to pass three subjects, one of them being Curriculum Designing. This sounded interesting, but is... Continue Reading →

Short story – Bride to Be

I wrote this for a competition at my writers' club. I had the inspiration for it at my friend's hens party. Fortunately she didn't have the same doubts that Kayla had! Bride to Be The maid of honour adjusted the... Continue Reading →

A Cure for Writer’s Block

It started around August 2012. I had a bad year, filled with all those things that are supposed to be the most stressful situations in life. You know... divorce, losing a job, losing a home, losing loved ones. Having to... Continue Reading →


So here I am, waiting to hear from publishers again.It's quite a process to sift through a publisher's website and see if they match your novel. Then, to go through every detail of their submissions guide to make sure that... Continue Reading →

Creativity creatively inspired

Growing up, I would often hear this pronouncement of doom from those who had studied this sort of thing… “TV will stunt creativity” Even now, ‘cultured’ people often shake their heads and say disdainfully, “Well we don’t even own a... Continue Reading →

A New Adventure

Last night, I was doing the usual chores before going to bed, and I realised that I had an excited sense of anticipation, as if I was going on a holiday, or on a date. Neither of those are in... Continue Reading →


I started writing stories when I was about 8 years old. I made books out of folded paper with a staple in the middle, and wrote tales of talking mice and rescuing baby birds. But it was the Oakland series... Continue Reading →

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