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Charlie Cochrane

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As Charlie Cochrane couldn't be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice - like managing a rugby team - she writes. Her favourite genre is gay fiction, predominantly historical romances/mysteries, but she's making an increasing number of forays into the modern day. She's even been known to write about gay werewolves - albeit highly respectable ones.

Her Cambridge Fellows series of Edwardian romantic mysteries were instrumental in seeing her named Speak Its Name Author of the Year 2009. She’s a member of both the Romantic Novelists’ Association and International Thriller Writers Inc.

Happily married, with a house full of daughters, Charlie tries to juggle writing with the rest of a busy life. She loves reading, theatre, good food and watching...more


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Charlie Cochrane Three things.

When people mail you out of the blue to say how much they like your books.

When you can help new and aspiring writers, especially if it…more
Three things.

When people mail you out of the blue to say how much they like your books.

When you can help new and aspiring writers, especially if it involves them avoiding making the mistakes you made.

When you find something you wrote ages ago, read it and think, "Oh, that's quite good. Did I really write it?"(less)
Charlie Cochrane For me (and I realise this is different for every author) there are three strategies to overcome writer's block.

The first is simply to go and do…more
For me (and I realise this is different for every author) there are three strategies to overcome writer's block.

The first is simply to go and do something else, something nice and strenuous like cleaning the kitchen floor or digging the garden, then coming back to the story and come back to it. I guess that's letting the old subconscious get to work.

The second is to go to my 'mind palace', if that's not too fancy a term. I get many writing type problems solved when driving along the A3057 between Romsey and Andover.

The third solution is to write. Anything. Fanfic, limericks, something safe and simple. On occasions I get Jonty and Orlando out of their box and write a few scenes with them. They help to get the words flowing.
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Michael Mandrake Thank you for the add! :)


Charlie Cochrane Michael wrote: "Thank you for the add! :)"

:)


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Didi Thanks for the accept. I love Jonty & Orlando! :)


Charlie Cochrane Didi wrote: "Thanks for the accept. I love Jonty & Orlando! :)"

My pleasure. Glad you like those lads.


Ije the Devourer of Books Thanks for adding me as a friend. I am looking forward to the UK Meet next year :)


Charlie Cochrane Ije the Devourer of Books wrote: "Thanks for adding me as a friend. I am looking forward to the UK Meet next year :)"

So am I.


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Merry Christmas and happy holidays

Hugs and kisses xxxxx <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Helle


Charlie Cochrane Helle wrote: "



Merry Christmas and happy holidays

Hugs and kisses xxxxx <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Helle"


And to you too, my dear. Love the picture - wish I could work out how to embed one!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Happy New Year

I wish you a lot of love, great health and happiness xxx <3 <3 <3

Helle


message 10: by Charlie

Charlie Cochrane Helle wrote: "



Happy New Year

I wish you a lot of love, great health and happiness xxx <3 <3 <3

And all the very best to you for 2014. I hope it treats you well!

Hugs

Charlie

Helle"



message 11: by Kat

Kat Yay :) Thanks for accepting!!!!

*hugs* Kat


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Charlie Cochrane Kat wrote: "Yay :) Thanks for accepting!!!!

*hugs* Kat"


My pleasure!


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