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Christmas Favourites by Candy Harper

I’m fond of telling people that I’ve got enough children’s books to build a fort. In that fort an entire wing and possibly a walk-in wardrobe would be made of … Continue reading

December 6, 2017

Places I Write by Candy Harper

When I dreamt of becoming a writer, I imagined myself in a garret looking out over rooftops, clacking away at an old fashioned typewriter. Then, in vintage Disney style, bluebirds … Continue reading

March 1, 2017

The Lazy Author’s Guide to Making a Living from Writing by Candy Harper

Adjust your expectations of what a living is. You don’t need fancy foreign holidays, do you? Or dental care. Or shoes. Choose to supplement your earnings from writing by pursuing … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Lazy Author’s Guide to Building a Website by Candy Harper

One year before the publication of your debut, have brilliant and entirely original idea to create a bright and appealing website that will without doubt help you to become a … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview: THE GIRL WHO WALKED ON AIR by Emma Carroll

I loved Emma Carroll’s debut, the spine-chillingly spooky and deliciously snowy, FROST HOLLOW HALL, so I was delighted to interview her about her latest book THE GIRL WHO WALKED ON … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Lazy Author’s Guide to Writing a Guest Post by Candy Harper

3 months before deadline: Agree to write a guest post. No need to worry about this because by the time it’s due you will have finished your work in progress … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Writing Courses

1. On the first day of your course you will be handed the key to a secret door. It opens on to a candlelit corridor, which leads to the Library … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Lazy Author’s Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Writing YA

1. People are going to compare you to JK Rowling. This has little to do with your writing skills and more to do with the fact that she’s the only Children’s … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Lazy Author’s Guide to School Visits

1. I once visited a charming school book group who all loved reading so much that they had imagined authors as god-like wonders who sat around on purple velvet thrones, … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

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