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Julianne Alcott

Romance Adventure Writer

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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 →

Re-launching The Ripmender

So after a hectic year of studying and making a go of a promotion at work, I am at last working on re-launching The Ripmender. It's a fun story, and I have enjoyed creating new worlds and unusual characters, and... Continue Reading →

Why Rangers Apprentice is an awesome Young Adult series

It was in... finally! I clasped the book in both hands and grinned. I had been waiting for the first book in the series for months, and had always missed it when the children brought it back to the library.... Continue Reading →

Character Blog Hop. Introducing Cathy (Book: The Ripmender)

I was tagged by the lovely and photogenic Scarlett Van Dijk.  You can find the post about her character here: http://www.scarlettvandijk.com/blog/character-blog-hop-introducing-skyla-book-guardian-core Scarlett's Biography Scarlett Van Dijk was born in 1993 in Geelong, Victoria, before soon moving to South Australia. Her... Continue Reading →

My novel cover is ready! Novel to follow on the 6th May.

Writing with visual aids.

I’ve realised this week that I am a visual writer. That is, I need visual aids to help me write better. I think it’s probably because I love movies, and naturally see things first, and then want to describe them in... 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 →

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