Author Archive: Denise Barnes

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Coincidences Or Not?

Coincidences Or Not?

Coincidences – a dirty word for us novelists, particularly amongst those ‘who know’, i.e. the more experienced writers, and even more so, those who publish books on How to Write and How to Get Published. Accusations of resorting to outlandish coincidences instead of ‘proper’ plotting cause fiction writers’ hearts and souls to cringe. We are […]

January 8, 2017 | By | 8 Replies More
Call Yourself A Writer – Right Away!

Call Yourself A Writer – Right Away!

When is it the right time to call yourself a writer? Anyone can call themselves a writer, but let’s say you’re serious in that you try to write regularly, and possibly submit work. You’re probably unpublished. So now’s the time to practice telling people when they ask what you do, that you’re a writer. Or […]

February 22, 2016 | By | 8 Replies More
Fanfaronade

Fanfaronade

You wouldn’t think one word I wrote in my debut novel, Annie’s Story, Book 1 of The Voyagers Trilogy, would cause a discussion between two mature men, would you? It was six months before my husband James actually asked to read my debut novel, Annie’s Story, published in April. I was quite surprised as I […]

January 1, 2016 | By | 7 Replies More