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Recent content by Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

  1. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    Trying very hard to concentrate on finishing WIP... trying very hard to avoid thinking about...

    Trying very hard to concentrate on finishing WIP... trying very hard to avoid thinking about re-writing (completely) my last book... trying very hard to get some sleep... But Brexit worries are stopping everything!
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    Having slogged myself nearly to death submitting my book to agents as a YA novel, I'm rewriting...

    Having slogged myself nearly to death submitting my book to agents as a YA novel, I'm rewriting it for an older market (new adult and beyond). We'll see what happens. Most people who have read it and liked it already, are adults. I hope I get a different set of agents :)
  3. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    Darn it. Hope you recover quickly. Good luck.

    Darn it. Hope you recover quickly. Good luck.
  4. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    Trick for writing passion filled, angry prose (or anything for that matter) is to have your...

    Trick for writing passion filled, angry prose (or anything for that matter) is to have your paperwork lost by the French state just days before Brexit.
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    I still have my old Italian residency papers - sadly expired - but overall I found the Italian...

    I still have my old Italian residency papers - sadly expired - but overall I found the Italian bureaucracy easier to deal with than the French. Good luck with Brexit. Let's hope we can all get back to being creative, positive people again.
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    When Unbound rejects you, can you really sink any lower?

    When Unbound rejects you, can you really sink any lower?
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    Changed my Avatar to a watercolour icon of Greta Thurnberg (painted by my beautiful, talented...

    Changed my Avatar to a watercolour icon of Greta Thurnberg (painted by my beautiful, talented and annoying daughter) FYI proceeds from sales of this poster go to Extinction Rebellion.
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    When my mum and brother were terminally ill I wrote like anything - couldn't stop. It was the...

    When my mum and brother were terminally ill I wrote like anything - couldn't stop. It was the only way to block the pain and my sense of powerlessness. The powerless in the face of the inevitable (nature/god), just has to be lived through, but the powerlessness in the face of mankind's...
  9. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    Is anyone else suffering from writer's block because of worries about the state of the world?

    Is anyone else suffering from writer's block because of worries about the state of the world?
  10. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    Pop-Up Submissions, 2nd December

    Can we all stop this now?Litopia is my lovely haven where I have invisible friends who help me on my writing journey. I'm sure no one wants to fall out over this... there's enough strife in the world as it is. I'm going back now to making my fictional fight scene a little more violent :)
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    Pop-Up Submissions, 2nd December

    It really wasn't meant to start a whole discussion about politics, but I guess it did :) It was meant to be a funny reference to Pete's question to me on the pop-up session... what did I want Santa to bring me? Anyway, I'm sick to death of Trump and Brexit, so I'll happily let it go and stick to...
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    Pop-Up Submissions, 2nd December

    I've deleted the cartoon. Sorry for upsetting anyone.
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    Pop-Up Submissions, 2nd December

    What I should have said yesterday in answer to Pete's question. (Although the winning lottery numbers would be good too... I have a lot of debts).
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    Pop-Up Submissions, 2nd December

    I enjoyed that. Thanks. But I would like to add one thing. I know publishing is a business and all agents/publishers look at manuscripts in terms of saleability, but as a reader I do like to see something that is different and a bit more challenging... more lyrical and surprising... more...
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