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[ 26 Feb 2012 | No Comment ]

Should we wait until we inspired until we take action or force ourselves to JUST DO IT?
I’ve been on team inspiration for many years. ‘You need to really want to do it versus forcing yourself,’ I would tell my clients. ‘Inspiration versus perspiration’ was my motto.
That was until I started writing my novel. I started it in 2010 and wrote 29,564 words. In 2011, I didn’t feel very inspired and waited for that inspiration. It never came. I didn’t write one single page.
2012 is my big leap year and …

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[ 13 Jun 2011 | No Comment ]
Experienced Blogger?  Join Antonia’s team!

ACEInspire is looking for an experienced blogger to write and edit posts for a range of sites.

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[ 16 Mar 2011 | No Comment ]
Got a blog?  Boost your visitors with our Blog Carnival

I’m hosting the next British Mummy Bloggers Blog Carnival at http://www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk from 29th March 2011 until 12th April.

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[ 2 Mar 2011 | One Comment ]
From mother to lover in a matter of minutes

A small publishing company which was started by a mother-of-triplets in her spare time has grown to become the UK’s leading publisher of erotic fiction.

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[ 8 Nov 2010 | No Comment ]
Diary of a writing mum by Charlie Plunkett

I started putting my diary entries onto computer in the last few months of my pregnancy as a way of keeping myself occupied when I was feeling huge and unable to go about my usual abundance of everyday tasks. When my baby, Cole Jayden, was born I put my writing on hold and concentrated on being a mum and getting to grips with everything that it entailed. Once Cole was around 6 months I started writing again fitting it around his nap and sleep times and shortly after his first …

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[ 3 Nov 2010 | No Comment ]
Book Review: Writers in Black and White by Alanna Lynott and Solange Berchemin

The subtitle of ‘Writers in Black and White’ is Contemporary authors discuss the writing life. This is not only true for the content of this book, but for the whole feel of it.

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[ 29 Oct 2010 | No Comment ]
Mr Site’s Business Academy – would you like to submit content?

Mr Site is looking for experts to contribute articles to its new business academy site.  Head of Communications Nicola Kazemi explains, “ Mr Site is a web hosting company that offers a website building package called Takeaway Website. Many of our customers are small business start-ups and we are keen to assist them develop and expand their enterprises as much as possible. As part of this, we are launching a new resource called the ‘Business Academy’ – it’s basically a library of useful …

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[ 16 Sep 2010 | No Comment ]
Writing Your Book: What’s Stopping You?

Suzy Greaves set my on my journey to becoming an entrepreneur and author, and she’s an amazing person to work with. Next month, if you have always wanted to write a book, Suzy has an amazing course to help you. She writes, “I went to see Elizabeth Gilbert last night. Author of the beautiful bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love (now a film with Julia Roberts), Elizabeth was being interviewed by Paul Holdengräber, director of Public Programmes at New York Library. Despite being at the sold out Cadogan Hall, in Chelsea, …

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[ 16 Sep 2010 | No Comment ]
Win a three-book publishing deal!

Calling all talented writers! Contact Publishing is on the search for new authors and has launched a writing competition with prizes including a three novella publishing deal, £1,000 cash, and its new book, Writers in Black and White.

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[ 26 Aug 2010 | No Comment ]
Tips for mums who want to write

I made the decision years ago that my motivation for writing a book would be purely to achieve an ambition rather than for monetary reasons. If, however, I could write and make a living whilst being able to spend quality time with my baby Cole then I would indeed have found my dream job that of being a mother first and foremost and an author on the side.