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D.A. Nelson

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My name is Dawn and I'm an award winning writer of both books for adults and children. I live between the River Clyde and Loch Lomond on the west coast of central Scotland.

Being Scottish, you'll find many of my books have links to or are set in Scotland, although there are a number of other, more exotic (and less cold and wet ;-) ) settings too! For adults, there's my Nina Esposito adventure romance series (book 1, Dusting Down Alcudia, is now available as an e-book, paperback and large print; book 2, which is untitled at the moment, will be available this year, 2019) and my standalone dark comedy, Everything She Wants. For kids, there's my award winning fantasy series, DarkIsle (consisting of DarkIsle, DarkIsl
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D.A. Nelson I take what I call a 'mental runny' which is similar to when you were a child and your friends were egging you on to jump off a high wall (or somethi…more I take what I call a 'mental runny' which is similar to when you were a child and your friends were egging you on to jump off a high wall (or something similar) and you weren't sure about doing it. Then you would just take a runny at it (ie run fast at it and not think about it). I do that with writing. If I am stuck, I take a mental run at it (a mental runny) and just write anything down. The point here is don't let yourself pause because you feel you have to get your book right the first time around. Get the story down then go back and edit it, changing all the bits you don't like.(less)
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“People say to me they don't have time to write and I just look at them like they're crazy. Like I have time to write?? If you want to be a writer there's only one way to do it...make time to write.”
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