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I just found this new site that embeds links on to photo’s - it’s really clever. Hover over the image and links jump out that relate to it.

This links to five pinterest boards that have amazing resources for writers and authors on writing, editing, book promotion/marketing, book cover design and blogging - well worth checking out.

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13 Father’s day gifts for bookworms and writers
By Hazel Longuet
When I think of my father a treasure trove of memories overwhelm me - the smell of autumnal fires, freshly turned soil and the warm feeling of safety and security. So I look forward to celebrating Father’s Day every year except for one thing - the dreaded present selection.
Is it just me or is buying for fathers the most difficult thing ever? Socks and cheap colognes won’t do - I want something that he will love and that reflects his interests and that’s not an easy ask.
Anyway I’ve come across loads of things in my search and thought some of them might help others stuck in my annual conundrum of what to get dad! 


1. Desk Organiser - let’s face it everyone needs a little help with organising - see more
2. Laptop sleeve with typewriter design - see more
3. Fabulous book embosser that can be personalised for the book worm in your life - see more


4. Mock sink for paperclip storage - see more 
5. Alessi beaver pencil sharpener - see more
6. Mobile Phone holder  - see more 

7. Mini filing cabinet for storing business cards - see more
8. Environmentally friendly keyboard and mouse - see more
9. Great first lines from literature mug to give the weary writer some classic inspiration as well as a well needed caffeine shot - see more


 10. Great gift idea for a writer - they can write their book by hand and the pen will automatically convert their written word into text on the computer. The pen can store up to 100 pages of text  - see more
11. White hand book ends - see more
12. Reading Journal- see more

13. Alessi bird magnetic paper clip holder - see more
Oh and the white hand pencil holder shown on the top image is available here
You can order these items as a last minute present from Amazon and have them delivered on time. For more gift ideas visit my pinboard here 
In the interest of being open I am an affiliate on Amazon so will earn a tiny commission from any sale. As I am not working whilst I write my book I use any earnings to support my website and book development. It doesn’t cost you any more it just means Amazon gets less which appeases my conscience.

 

 

 

13 Father’s day gifts for bookworms and writers

By Hazel Longuet

When I think of my father a treasure trove of memories overwhelm me - the smell of autumnal fires, freshly turned soil and the warm feeling of safety and security. So I look forward to celebrating Father’s Day every year except for one thing - the dreaded present selection.

Is it just me or is buying for fathers the most difficult thing ever? Socks and cheap colognes won’t do - I want something that he will love and that reflects his interests and that’s not an easy ask.

Anyway I’ve come across loads of things in my search and thought some of them might help others stuck in my annual conundrum of what to get dad! 

Father's Day Gifts for Bookworms and Writers

1. Desk Organiser - let’s face it everyone needs a little help with organising - see more

2. Laptop sleeve with typewriter design - see more

3. Fabulous book embosser that can be personalised for the book worm in your life - see more

Father's Day Gifts for Writers and Bookworms

4. Mock sink for paperclip storage - see more 

5. Alessi beaver pencil sharpener - see more

6. Mobile Phone holder  - see more 

Father's Day Gifts for Writers and Bookworms

7. Mini filing cabinet for storing business cards - see more

8. Environmentally friendly keyboard and mouse - see more

9. Great first lines from literature mug to give the weary writer some classic inspiration as well as a well needed caffeine shot - see more

Father's Day Gifts for Writers and Bookworms

 10. Great gift idea for a writer - they can write their book by hand and the pen will automatically convert their written word into text on the computer. The pen can store up to 100 pages of text  - see more

11. White hand book ends - see more

12. Reading Journal- see more

Father's Day Gifts for Writers and Bookworms

13. Alessi bird magnetic paper clip holder - see more

Oh and the white hand pencil holder shown on the top image is available here

You can order these items as a last minute present from Amazon and have them delivered on time. For more gift ideas visit my pinboard here 

In the interest of being open I am an affiliate on Amazon so will earn a tiny commission from any sale. As I am not working whilst I write my book I use any earnings to support my website and book development. It doesn’t cost you any more it just means Amazon gets less which appeases my conscience.

 

 

 

The Amazing Diana Gabaldon
By Hazel Longuet
For those of you who love the Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon you will find this video fascinating.
In it she wittily describes the inspiration behind the story and her writing process. She also outlines how she wrote and creatively directed her first graphic novel.


For those of you who haven’t read her books yet - try them - they are superb. I have “loosely” classified them as paranormal but, as she says in the video, the books could also fall into historic drama, romance or fantasy - they cross multiple genres.
Amazon Description:
In Outlander, a 600-page time-travel romance, strong-willed and sensual Claire Randall leads a double life with a husband in one century, and a lover in another. Torn between fidelity and desire, she struggles to understand the pure intent of her heart. But don’t let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It’s one of the fastest reads you’ll have in your library.
While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James Fraser. But it isn’t all spies and drudgery that she must endure. For amid her new surroundings and the terrors she faces, she is lured into love and passion like she’s never known before. For more: http://georiot.co/outlander

 

The Amazing Diana Gabaldon

By Hazel Longuet

For those of you who love the Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon you will find this video fascinating.

In it she wittily describes the inspiration behind the story and her writing process. She also outlines how she wrote and creatively directed her first graphic novel.

For those of you who haven’t read her books yet - try them - they are superb. I have “loosely” classified them as paranormal but, as she says in the video, the books could also fall into historic drama, romance or fantasy - they cross multiple genres.

Amazon Description:

In Outlander, a 600-page time-travel romance, strong-willed and sensual Claire Randall leads a double life with a husband in one century, and a lover in another. Torn between fidelity and desire, she struggles to understand the pure intent of her heart. But don’t let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It’s one of the fastest reads you’ll have in your library.

While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James Fraser. But it isn’t all spies and drudgery that she must endure. For amid her new surroundings and the terrors she faces, she is lured into love and passion like she’s never known before. For more: http://georiot.co/outlander


 

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