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Julianne Alcott

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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 →

The Ripmender is unavailable for the moment

The first Ripmender novel wasn't selling enough, so the publisher took it off Amazon. I am in the middle of doing prac teaching and exams for a teaching post graduate course, so when I have time somewhere in November, I... 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.

Cover Design

An amazing part of any writer's life is when the publisher says that it is now time for the cover of their book to be designed. At first, I thought that I really didn't have any preferences, but then I... 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 →

I thought a contract meant something…

I really did! When I signed a contract with a publisher, I thought it gave me some kind of promise.But, they informed me recently that they are focusing their efforts on a writer with existing readership, and that the rest of us with... Continue Reading →

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