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DASTARDLY TROPES & WHAT TO DO WITH THEM by Zoë Marriott

Tropes! Huh! Wha-aat are they good for? Absolutely nuthin’ – say it again! This probably sums up most people’s attitudes when they hear the word ‘trope’. It’s become one of … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

OPENINGS AND HOW TO NAIL THEM by Zoë Marriott

Openings. They are important. Not ALL important. Let’s not get carried away. Middles and endings are obviously still doing a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of making a … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

ALL ABOUT THE STATIONERY by Zoë Marriott

Hello, lovely readers. My name is Zoë Marriott and I am a stationery addict. Pens of all colours and types, highlighters, propelling pencils, Post-Its of every shape and size, paperclips … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Zoë Marriott: BOOK NOOKS

I grew up in an incy wincy ex-council house. It had two rooms downstairs – kitchen and living/dining area – and four upstairs – a larger bedroom that belonged to … Continue reading

October 21, 2014

MY WRITING ESSENTIALS by Zoë Marriott

Hello, my lovelies! Today, I bring you a list of the bare essentials which I believe all writers should possess in order to make their lives easier and their path … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

HOW I WRITE by Zoë Marriott

Hello, lovely Author Allsorts readers! Today, a post on How I Write; the mechanics of the thing, like whether I use a notepad and pencil or type onto my computer, … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

My Favourite Fictional Feast

An enchanting focus on food, glorious food is one of the loveliest things about a lot of children’s and YA literature. Where in many cases adult lit will talk about … Continue reading

December 9, 2013

Happy (Belated) Book Birthday THE WEIGHT OF SOULS!

Happy (belated) book birthday to The Weight of Souls! Thanks for taking the time for this interview – and sorry we didn’t manage to arrange it for your actual book … Continue reading

October 25, 2013

My Favourite Setting

When this question, and the chance to write a blog post about it, came up on Authors Allsorts, I jumped at the chance. Anyone who’s ever read my books will … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

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