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Book Trailer – The Legacy

I am thrilled with The Legacy book trailer, released by Tracey McDonald Publishers yesterday. Here is the link for You Tube:...
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The Great Divide

Only now that I have 3 children do I appreciate how awful it is when families are separated. My own...
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From Indie to Published

Two very exciting things happened today. Firstly, I had my hair done. It looks fantastic - all blonde and sleek and...
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Rainfall – The Long Shot

Hi All, I am so sorry for the radio silence the past few weeks on my blog. I do try...
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Why you should never judge a mother. Like, Ever.

So, as we all know I have 3 children. Hang on, quick head count.. .1, 2... yes, there are definitely still 3....
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The Sounds of Silence

** Not suitable for sensitive viewers** As anyone who knows me personally can attest, there is something I love to...
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The Legacy Characters

I have come to realise that women are fickle. Deep, meaningful, life-changing quotes don't interest us, but stick a picture...
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My first bad review

It finally happened. That moment every writer dreads. THE.BAD.REVIEW. This is the first time, so it stung a little. I...
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50 Shades of Grey

Explicit Content.. be warned! Say what you like about E.L James's writing, this sassy lady hit the big time. So...
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Predictive Text

AAARGH!!!!!! Predictive text makes me want to break stuff. And when activated on a touch screen, there is no limit to what...
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What I’m writing now

With the launch of The Legion only a few short weeks away, a lot of people have been asking me...
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Melissa is a fibber

I fibbed. I told a great big fib. And so, I officially retract my previous statements about never using Twitter...
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Truck you, Friday

What a day. Friday the 30th August 2013. Yeah... you pretty much suck. This morning I get a call that one...
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Blog Say-What!?

So you've all heard of blogging, right? Oh wait, that guy in the back...you haven't? Well, come on and join...
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Self Publishing

Self publishing is not for sissies. As I get asked this question quite often (How did you do it, Why...
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My Favourite Books

Here are some of my all time favourite reads (in no particular order)          "So beautifully written it made...
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20 Things You Didn’t Know About me

1. I hate sushi. Not just to be contrary but for real. It's gross. It's raw fish, I can't understand...
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10 Things You didn’t know about GoS

  10 THINGS YOU DIDNT KNOW ABOUT GoS! I am hard at work on two current projects but I thought...
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Setting an Example…

Recently I noticed a small bump on my daughter’s shoulder blade. It was a hard little growth, and I only...
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The Reed Files #3

I tap my foot on the ground in agitation, wishing I had the excuse of training to escape the usual...
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The Reed Files #2

Jeffrey has been gone only a week and in his absence I have conducted myself impeccably. I've been in bed...
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The Reed Files #1

Reed is without a doubt my most memorable character. I had a blast creating him, and he has since taken on...
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Orange is the New White….

A week or two ago I had the pleasure of taking part in Westville Girls' High School "Tech Week." I...
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My month of NaNoWriMo

As you all know, I participated in the NaNoWriMo 2014 challenge in November. As you probably also know, I was barely active...
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Writing in different genres…

Originally posted on :http://www.theblessedbarrenness.co.za/?p=9675 - 31.07.2014 I find that many people are surprised when they read The Legacy Trilogy after reading...
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The Strange New Phenomenon of The Book Blog Tour

Originally published on: All About Writing: http://allaboutwritingcourses.com/2014/07/25/from-indie-to-published-everything-in-between-the-strange-new-phenomenon-the-book-blog-tour/ The Legacy Blog Tour started this week. This two month long, whirlwind tour...
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Narrative style – Finding Your Voice

Originally published on http://highway-ya.blogspot.com/ There are many obstacles to overcome when writing your first book, few of which you actually...
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Narrative style – Finding Your Voice
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My Interview with Making Mountains.

My interview with Making Mountains (Originally published on Making Mountains Blog - http://www.makingmountains.co.za) Meet Melissa Delport July 24, 2014by Belinda...
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Library is a dirty word…

Being a voracious reader, I simply cannot get enough of books. Literally…cannot-get-enough. You would think then, that a library crammed...
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Library is a dirty word…
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10 Things you DIDN’T know about The Legacy

Here are ten fun facts about book 1 of The Legacy Trilogy: THE LEGACY 1. The book was intended to...
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Book Tours…ready, steady, go…

As I am sure many of you know, I am about to embark on a very exciting series of virtual...
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Book Tours…ready, steady, go…
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You’ve got Spam…..

Having your own website is awesome. It makes you feel legit, even if you only have 2 subscribers, which essentially...
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You’ve got Spam…..
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Dear Bad Reviewers…

As writers, we have to accept that bad reviews are inevitable. No one book can appeal to everyone. Bad reviews...
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Dear Bad Reviewers…
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Why you should never watch the Oscar Trial when working on a novel…

As a writer, you are heavily influenced by what is happening in your life at the time of writing your...
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Love Thy Neighbour…..& ALWAYS attend the party!

To quote a cheesy theme song: "Everybody needs good neighbours." The song ends: "Neighbours... should be there for one another....thats...
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Love Thy Neighbour…..& ALWAYS attend the party!
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Self publishing Diaries: A Cover Story

I am currently working on the cover design for The Legend, which is an exciting part of the publishing process. Luckily,...
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Self publishing Diaries: A Cover Story
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Fame, Fortune & Filthy Fingers!

There is nothing quite like one’s own family to keep you grounded. I started my writing career with big dreams...
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Fame, Fortune & Filthy Fingers!
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