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Athina Paris lives in South Africa but spent her formative years in Mozambique, where she was born and went to school. Years in convents and boarding schools prompted a deep curiosity and the need to liberate her mind, which quickly developed into an avid interest in reading and storytelling that led to a lifelong obsession with the written word and books. By fifteen she had read most of the classics, discovered ancient civilizations and became fascinated with various mythologies; a love she has kept to this day.

Raised in a culture where meddling is seen as ‘caring’, she became a spectator of human nature. Quiet and shy, she preferred recording conduct rather than participating in what she calls familial mass hysteria, and so built a treasu
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Do I really need an editor?
It is true that most of us aspire for perfection. Obviously, hardly anyone can achieve it. However, repeatedly, things can be improved and anything between good and excellent accomplished, and this is often the case with anyone who has an artistic streak, but particularly true for writers.
We would all like to believe that our writing is flawless, our ideas unsurpassed... Read more of this blog post »
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