Author August: Jon Wallace – Four writing spaces: pros and cons

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Finding the correct writing environment is never easy, in fact it can be a right pain. I am not surprised that so many authors take to converting sheds – most of us need a peaceful hermitage, where we can get a decent day’s work in, free of domestic distractions. The shed works well as a location, boasting a certain otherness, especially if located at the bottom of the garden – where the fairies and leprechauns dwell.

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Author August: Alexandra Oliva – Personality Shifts

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I’ve long been fascinated by how individuals will adapt their personalities to fit the group they’re in. For example, when I’m with my family I tend to be rather straight-faced; my “job” is to keep them focused on the task at hand, and my sense of humor swings toward dry—even caustic.

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