Victoria Lamb

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Victoria Lamb lives in a farmhouse on the wild fringes of Bodmin Moor with her husband, five kids, two cats and a crazed Irish Red Setter. She is addicted to social media, and on dark nights has been known to sneak out and howl at the moon.

She also writes as Elizabeth Moss, Beth Good and Jane Holland, all listed on Goodreads.

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Victoria Lamb Hi Cintia! So sorry I missed your previous question! (I get hundreds of emails a day, the notification must have slipped past me.)

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Hi Cintia! So sorry I missed your previous question! (I get hundreds of emails a day, the notification must have slipped past me.)

This sounds like a question of confidence. I was blocked as a poet for about three or four years once, and what released me was having my fifth child. I'm not suggesting you should have a baby! But there was something about that 'creative' event that freed the poet in me.

Maybe try a different kind of creativity for a while, see if it suggests things for your writing? I'm thinking painting, drawing, photography, sculpture ... Anything that will engage the artist in you but in a different medium. That might help you reach the blocked words in your head.

I am rarely blocked as a novelist, except when I'm being too lazy to write. But I see prose-writing as more of a job, not an art, and I think that helps me not to be blocked. (You just turn up and do your job, don't you? You don't agonize about it.) So if the above 'creative' suggestion does not work, maybe a more prosaic, technical approach might work instead. For instance, you could use writing exercises to ease you back. Write 100 words from the point of view of a particular character or object (the life story or view point of a coin in someone's pocket is a popular one). Or simply write any old words for ten minutes, not worrying what comes out, and keep doing this every day until you feel easier in yourself about the act of writing. A lack of belief in yourself as a writer tends to be what blocks you, so remove the necessity for what you write to be brilliant and polished, and you should be able to start writing again.

I did some poetry-writing exercises for a magazine called Mslexia once, under my real name of Jane Holland. They're for poets but contain some useful exercises for combating block. Some of them are available for free download. Here's the link to one: https://mslexia.co.uk/pdfs/workshops/...

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Victoria Lamb Hi Patricia! I know what you mean: there's a daily pull between social media and writing the current novel. But books can't exist very well without…moreHi Patricia! I know what you mean: there's a daily pull between social media and writing the current novel. But books can't exist very well without readers, and social media increases 'discoverability' as they call it now. But I would have thought the Irish would have no issues with social media, so many of them having kissed the Blarney Stone. ;-) And to answer your question, yes, I do write as well as howl, though not when out on the moors! Have a great day. Vx(less)
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“When the power falls on me, it buzzes in the warm, dark spaces of my skull. It stings like nettles at the tips of my fingers. The power is a fever I have felt since early childhood, a heat in the blood that leaves me flushed and unsteady, dreaming in daylight.”
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“I'm looking forward to the noose. Nothing better than a good hanging.”
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'Not that I can remember,' Nicola had admitted calmly.

'And how would an offer be received?' he had asked, as though he knew the answer.

'With a kick in the teeth,' Nicola had said, meeting his eye.”
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message 8: by Amy

Amy Armstrong Hi Victoria, thanks for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a fab day!


Lucinda Dear Victoria,
Thank you for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. I simply loved "Witchstruck" and look forward to discovering and reading more of your work.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 6: by Terry

Terry Tyler Hi Victoria - thanks for accepting my friend request x


Victoria Lamb No problem. I've been reading some of your reviews, which are very entertaining!


Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews) Hello Victoria, thanks for the add and the quick laugh so early in the morning! Hope to see you around and talk with you soon!


Derick Hudson Thanks for the connection, Victoria! You may like my 2012 debut,a hilarious Irish romcom called 'Dysfunctional Romance!' which has 17 five star reviews on Amazon and over 7,000 followers on Twitter already! see my blog for details:
www.derickhudson.blogspot.com
Kind regards,
Derick


Victoria Lamb Michelle Tora/Pasham {Sexay&Wanted} wrote: "Hi Victoria, thanks for the add! :) Withstruck sounds awesome, can't wait to read it! :D"

I can't wait to hold the final book in my hands, so that makes two of us! Witchstruck was a very special project for me. Thanks so much for your kind words, Michelle, you have yourself a great 2012. Vx


Michelle Hi Victoria, thanks for the add! :) Withstruck sounds awesome, can't wait to read it! :D


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