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Anita Chapman · 11M ago

My Mother and The Durrells

View of Trafalgar Square from steps of The National Gallery yesterdayTomorrow it will be fourteen years since my mother passed away. Time heals, but there are reminders of her everywhere, wh...
Anita Chapman · 1Y ago

Alison Morton on Taming Research!

Alison Morton is my guest today, with advice on how to tame research. I’ve known Alison for a few years, through Twitter, the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and the Historical Novel Societ...
Anita Chapman · 1Y ago

Something for the Inspiration

I’ve written a few posts about inspiration on this blog, and recently I read Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, a New York Times Best Selle...
Anita Chapman · 11M ago

Taking the #amwriting seriously

I mentioned in my previous Writing Reflections and Plans post that this neetswriter blog helps to keep my writing in check, and that’s certainly true.I’ve been working on my novel daily with...
Anita Chapman · 11M ago

Writing Reflections and Plans

I’ve been reflecting on some of my neetswriter posts from 2015, as the end of December is fast approaching. One of the highlights of this year was a road trip to Italy, with a research day i...
Anita Chapman · 11M ago

How do you Prepare for a Writing Retreat?

Sheffield Park and GardenThis half-term has been filled with family walks; and making soup, biscuits and crumble. Plus I've ploughed my way through most of a hard-going, but informative eigh...
Anita Chapman · 11M ago

Lisa Eveleigh on What Agents Look For

TweetMy guest today is literary agent, Lisa Eveleigh from Richford Becklow Literary Agency, who kindly accepted my invitation to write a post for this blog. I first met Lisa at The Romantic ...
Anita Chapman · 11M ago

A Grand Tour, a Deadline, and a Course

This summer I went to Italy, by car with my family. My dad used to drive our family to Tuscany every year, and it was lovely to go on a similar holiday with my husband and children. My curre...
Anita Chapman · 11M ago

Going to a Writers' Conference as Two People

Ceiling at the Octagon Library, Queen Mary University of LondonI've just returned from my third Romantic Novelists' Association Conference at Queen Mary University of London. Writers' confer...
Anita Chapman · 11M ago

Falling Back in Love with Writing

I went out for lunch with a writing friend recently, and we talked about our writing. How we shall be published one day, how we need to get our books finished, how we are closer than we’ve e...