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    11 September, 2019
  • Always messing around with my hair and today is a rather blue day ๐Ÿ’™ . My husband, son and father in law were all shocked and it tickled me to see their reactions. The colour is a wash out, designed to fade in time. . Putting yourself out there is a little like writing a novel and letting strangers read it. Not everyone is going to like it. But thatโ€™s ok. ๐Ÿ–Œ . #beyourself #blue #hair #me #amwritingromance #amwriting #writersofinsta
    Always messing around with my hair and today is a rather blue day ๐Ÿ’™
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My husband, son and father in law were all shocked and it tickled me to see their reactions. The colour is a wash out, designed to fade in time.
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Putting yourself out there is a little like writing a novel and letting strangers read it. Not everyone is going to like it. But thatโ€™s ok. ๐Ÿ–Œ
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#beyourself #blue #hair #me #amwritingromance #amwriting #writersofinsta

    Always messing around with my hair and today is a rather blue day ๐Ÿ’™
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    My husband, son and father in law were all shocked and it tickled me to see their reactions. The colour is a wash out, designed to fade in time.
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    Putting yourself out there is a little like writing a novel and letting strangers read it. Not everyone is going to like it. But thatโ€™s ok. ๐Ÿ–Œ
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    #beyourself #blue #hair #me #amwritingromance #amwriting #writersofinsta

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@susanneperryauthor Instagram Profile 11 September, 2019

Nice. My hair is silver/white but still dark at nape of neck. Have considered purple or blue streaks for fun. Youโ€™ve inspired ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

@fran_grant_writer Instagram Profile 11 September, 2019

I love it! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’™ Youโ€™ve got to do what you want to do and write what you want to write, and youโ€™re so right in saying not everyone will get it, and thatโ€™s ok! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’™

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York

An incredible afternoon surrounded by authors experienced and new. @lornacookauthor winning the RNA Joan Hessayon award yesterday was truly inspiring, as was @hannahbegbieโ€™s โ€˜hand-overโ€™ speech.
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This photo, for me, represents everything thatโ€™s good about my present bookโ€™s journey. My amazing mentor in @msalisonmay who somehow helps me โ€˜seeโ€™ my own work, the 2019 worthy winner who was once an unpublished author and last yearโ€™s winner who is now writing her third book.
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It can happen; with hard work, modesty and talent. I can do the first, I have the second but God only knows if Iโ€™ll ever have the third.
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Believing in yourself as an author as to be one of THE biggest challenges we face.
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#amwritingromance #writer #romancebooks #booklover #authorsofinstagram

An incredible afternoon surrounded by authors experienced and new. @lornacookauthor winning the RNA Joan Hessayon award yesterday was truly inspiring, as was @hannahbegbieโ€™s โ€˜hand-overโ€™ speech.
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This photo, for me, represents everything thatโ€™s good about my present bookโ€™s journey. My amazing mentor in @msalisonmay who somehow helps me โ€˜seeโ€™ my own work, the 2019 worthy winner who was once an unpublished author and last yearโ€™s winner who is now writing her third book.
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It can happen; with hard work, modesty and talent. I can do the first, I have the second but God only knows if Iโ€™ll ever have the third.
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Believing in yourself as an author as to be one of THE biggest challenges we face.
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#amwritingromance #writer #romancebooks #booklover #authorsofinstagram
20 0 4 hours ago
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Darlington railway station

How long do you think these white jeans will stay white? Answers on a postcard.....
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#amreading #an #amazing #book #bookflatlay #booklover #bookstagram #jeans #allstar #readersofinsta #readabook

How long do you think these white jeans will stay white? Answers on a postcard.....
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#amreading #an #amazing #book #bookflatlay #booklover #bookstagram #jeans #allstar #readersofinsta #readabook
21 0 14 September, 2019
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Had fun harvesting fruit from within a few yards of the house this afternoon ๐ŸŽ and made mini crumbles ๐Ÿคฉ
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#crumble #farmlifestyle #fruit #rare #cooking #haha #apple #blackberries

Had fun harvesting fruit from within a few yards of the house this afternoon ๐ŸŽ and made mini crumbles ๐Ÿคฉ
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#crumble #farmlifestyle #fruit #rare #cooking #haha #apple #blackberries
22 0 12 September, 2019
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Salt and vinegar ... yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ .
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Whatโ€™s your favourite flavour??
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#amwritingromance #crisps #amwriting #writingmagazine #writingprompts #writingcompetition #writersofinstagram

Salt and vinegar ... yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ .
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Whatโ€™s your favourite flavour??
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#amwritingromance #crisps #amwriting #writingmagazine #writingprompts #writingcompetition #writersofinstagram
12 0 12 September, 2019
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Thoughtful of Waterstones in Ipswich to provide seating for those first page-reading moments ๐Ÿ“š .
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#booklover #book #bookshop #waterstones #readabook #writer

Thoughtful of Waterstones in Ipswich to provide seating for those first page-reading moments ๐Ÿ“š .
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#booklover #book #bookshop #waterstones #readabook #writer
26 0 11 September, 2019
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Out of date clothes, hairstyles and cars probably wonโ€™t ruin your submission research.
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But an out of date Writersโ€™ & Artistsโ€™ Yearbook could have catastrophic results!
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(I was too busy writing the thing to worry about it last year; evidently ๐Ÿ˜‚)
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#amwritingromance #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writer #booklover #writingcommunityofinstagram #write

Out of date clothes, hairstyles and cars probably wonโ€™t ruin your submission research.
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But an out of date Writersโ€™ & Artistsโ€™ Yearbook could have catastrophic results!
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(I was too busy writing the thing to worry about it last year; evidently ๐Ÿ˜‚)
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#amwritingromance #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writer #booklover #writingcommunityofinstagram #write
31 0 9 September, 2019
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I walked past a bookshop yesterday. In fact, I failed to walk past and instead went inside.
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Bookshops have to be THE most exciting spaces on any town High Street. Full of unknown worlds of entertainment. Lurking. Just waiting for a hand to reach out and turn the first page. Hoping eyes will devour words and the reader falls into a chasm of intrigue.
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Since falling just a little bit in love with this man when I read his #onwriting Iโ€™ve bought five of his novels but not yet read one. Concentrating recently on romance novels, for obvious reasons, Iโ€™m ready now to branch out and be scared!
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I actually write a lot of dark stuff. And enjoy doing so! So letโ€™s see how #thebest does it ๐Ÿ“–
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#horrorbooks #stephenking #misery #amwriting #writer #writing #amwritingromance #writingcommunityofinstagram #inspire #scarystories

I walked past a bookshop yesterday. In fact, I failed to walk past and instead went inside.
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Bookshops have to be THE most exciting spaces on any town High Street. Full of unknown worlds of entertainment. Lurking. Just waiting for a hand to reach out and turn the first page. Hoping eyes will devour words and the reader falls into a chasm of intrigue.
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Since falling just a little bit in love with this man when I read his #onwriting Iโ€™ve bought five of his novels but not yet read one. Concentrating recently on romance novels, for obvious reasons, Iโ€™m ready now to branch out and be scared!
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I actually write a lot of dark stuff. And enjoy doing so! So letโ€™s see how #thebest does it ๐Ÿ“–
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#horrorbooks #stephenking #misery #amwriting #writer #writing #amwritingromance #writingcommunityofinstagram #inspire #scarystories
30 0 9 September, 2019
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Synopsis goal complete so Iโ€™m rewarding myself with a few more chapters of @sarahlbennettauthor second book in the Bluebell Castle series (and now Iโ€™ve taken a shine to the gardener- say no more ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜œ)
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#amreading #readabook #booklover #romance #readingromance #books #kindle

Synopsis goal complete so Iโ€™m rewarding myself with a few more chapters of @sarahlbennettauthor second book in the Bluebell Castle series (and now Iโ€™ve taken a shine to the gardener- say no more ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜œ)
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#amreading #readabook #booklover #romance #readingromance #books #kindle
20 0 8 September, 2019
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Thank you Lavazza for my creamy frothy home-made coconutmilk coffee. Whipping my synopsis into its final shape this morning (and itโ€™s a hundred words shorter than when I started ๐Ÿ˜ฑ)
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๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ
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#amwriting #amwritingromance #coffee #lavazza #coconutmilk #health

Thank you Lavazza for my creamy frothy home-made coconutmilk coffee. Whipping my synopsis into its final shape this morning (and itโ€™s a hundred words shorter than when I started ๐Ÿ˜ฑ)
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๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ
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#amwriting #amwritingromance #coffee #lavazza #coconutmilk #health
15 0 8 September, 2019
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Multi-tasking ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Yoga + warming feet = content ๐Ÿค—
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Great tips today from my #writing mentor about the synopsis! Turns out it is perfectly possible to create one in 600 ish words ๐Ÿ˜„
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#fire #yoga #relax #brickwork #woodburner #writingtips #amediting #writingcommunity

Multi-tasking ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Yoga + warming feet = content ๐Ÿค—
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Great tips today from my #writing mentor about the synopsis! Turns out it is perfectly possible to create one in 600 ish words ๐Ÿ˜„
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#fire #yoga #relax #brickwork #woodburner #writingtips #amediting #writingcommunity
21 0 6 September, 2019
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The day is split into 30-minute pieces by my hourglass โณ
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Some pieces are spent in my workshop doing what I need to do.
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Some are spent at my computer working on my book, doing what I want to do.
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Coffee at all times - I think this could work out quite well ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‚
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#amwriting #juggle #amediting #amwritingromance #rna

The day is split into 30-minute pieces by my hourglass โณ
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Some pieces are spent in my workshop doing what I need to do.
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Some are spent at my computer working on my book, doing what I want to do.
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Coffee at all times - I think this could work out quite well ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‚
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#amwriting #juggle #amediting #amwritingromance #rna
17 0 3 September, 2019
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Iโ€™ve got my favourite tea. My laptop. My New Writerโ€™s Scheme report. My ideas. And I have no distractions for two hours.
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A new scene or chapter is needed here and there, so thatโ€™s me sorted for a while ๐Ÿ–Œ
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#amwriting #amwritingromance #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #rna #editing #edits

Iโ€™ve got my favourite tea. My laptop. My New Writerโ€™s Scheme report. My ideas. And I have no distractions for two hours.
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A new scene or chapter is needed here and there, so thatโ€™s me sorted for a while ๐Ÿ–Œ
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#amwriting #amwritingromance #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #rna  #editing #edits
17 0 2 September, 2019
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Paternoster Chop House

When you turn a corner and find yourself at the โ€˜First Datesโ€™ venue ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ thereโ€™s only one way to celebrate ๐Ÿฅ‚
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I chose a cocktail called โ€˜The Reason I Lost My Dateโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Twas delish ๐Ÿ˜‹ .
#london #on #a #sunday #explore #amplotting #booklover

When you turn a corner and find yourself at the โ€˜First Datesโ€™ venue ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ thereโ€™s only one way to celebrate ๐Ÿฅ‚
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I chose a cocktail called โ€˜The Reason I Lost My Dateโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Twas delish ๐Ÿ˜‹ .
#london #on #a #sunday #explore #amplotting #booklover
19 0 1 September, 2019
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Starbucks Farringdon

New baby #chromebook .. perfect for travelling days, and perfect for having a go at a new synopsis while I wait for daughter ๐Ÿ˜†
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This is my mentorโ€™s fault (and Iโ€™m bloody loving the buzz of having deadlines so donโ€™t tell her!) as I have til Friday to produce a draft. It needs redoing as there is FAR too much waffle going on in draft one ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Do excuse me... Iโ€™ve work to do ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ
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#amwriting #writer #amwritingromance #mystery #romanticsuspense #booklover #rna #nws #starbucks #chailatte #yum

New baby #chromebook .. perfect for travelling days, and perfect for having a go at a new synopsis while I wait for daughter ๐Ÿ˜†
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This is my mentorโ€™s fault (and Iโ€™m bloody loving the buzz of having deadlines so donโ€™t tell her!) as I have til Friday to produce a draft. It needs redoing as there is FAR too much waffle going on in draft one ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Do excuse me... Iโ€™ve work to do ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ
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#amwriting #writer #amwritingromance #mystery #romanticsuspense #booklover #rna #nws #starbucks #chailatte #yum
27 0 1 September, 2019
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Usually the coldest place on Earth, Manningtree station today is a calm and warm haven for wildlife!
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Iโ€™ve seen bees on the geraniums, can hear songbirds chirping in nearby trees and spied a beetle travelling up the Victorian age pillar...
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#train #travel #bluesky #amreading #always

Usually the coldest place on Earth, Manningtree station today is a calm and warm haven for wildlife!
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Iโ€™ve seen bees on the geraniums, can hear songbirds chirping in nearby trees and spied a beetle travelling up the Victorian age pillar...
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#train #travel #bluesky #amreading #always
13 0 1 September, 2019
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After four interruptions this morning, Iโ€™m going in. Edits a third of the way through the novel ๐Ÿ–Œ
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Hourglass to remind me not to reach for phone, or wander off to the kitchen for a bowl of coco pops. Not even a visit into workshop to hang wet rugs out. EVERYTHING can wait - just 30 minutes.
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Thank you for this thoughtful gift from @alittlebookproblem ... itโ€™s like a silent eye on me ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
Right. Throw phone down hallway and GO!!!!
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#amediting #amwriting # #amwriting #writersofinstagram #write #books #booksofinstagram #reading #writingromance #rna #aspiring #author #amwritingromance

After four interruptions this morning, Iโ€™m going in. Edits a third of the way through the novel ๐Ÿ–Œ
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Hourglass to remind me not to reach for phone, or wander off to the kitchen for a bowl of coco pops. Not even a visit into workshop to hang wet rugs out. EVERYTHING can wait - just 30 minutes.
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Thank you for this thoughtful gift from @alittlebookproblem ... itโ€™s like a silent eye on me ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
Right. Throw phone down hallway and GO!!!!
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#amediting #amwriting ##amwriting #writersofinstagram #write #books #booksofinstagram #reading #writingromance #rna #aspiring #author #amwritingromance
26 0 31 August, 2019
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Good morning from Suffolk! Iโ€™ve been up for two hours and sneaking in some editing on the back of my NWS report before facing the dayโ€™s work!
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#amediting #edit #amwritingromance #writingcommunity #writerslife #writeabook

Good morning from Suffolk! Iโ€™ve been up for two hours and sneaking in some editing on the back of my NWS report before facing the dayโ€™s work!
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#amediting #edit #amwritingromance #writingcommunity #writerslife #writeabook
26 0 30 August, 2019