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Lisa de Nikolits

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Lisa de Nikolits is the author of six published novels;

6. The Nearly Girl has just been released to rave reviews by magazines, literary journals and readers.

5. Between The Cracks She Fell was released in August of 2015 and received excellent reviews in magazines as well as literary journals. It won the Bronze IPPY Award for Popular Fiction.

4. The Witchdoctor’s Bones which launched in Spring 2014 to acclaim from Canadian Living magazine and many popular reader and literary reviews.

3. A Glittering Chaos which was released in Spring 2013 and which tied to win the IPPY Silver Medal for Popular Fiction 2014.

2. West of Wawa (winner of the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal Winner for Popular Fiction and a Chatelaine's Editor's Pick)

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Lisa de Nikolits I just keep writing! If I don't have a big idea to work on, then I write sentences, fragments (observations/poems) that I may or may not use later. My…moreI just keep writing! If I don't have a big idea to work on, then I write sentences, fragments (observations/poems) that I may or may not use later. My motto is 'write one thing a day' and I do - sometimes that thing is thousands of words, other times it's only a sentence. 'Just one thing a day' is how I do it, and I don't look beyond that or stress because I haven't written more. After all, novels are made up of one sentence after another! (less)
Lisa de Nikolits I love living in the fantasy land of make-believe! And when a story starts to really gel and come together, it's one of the best feelings in the…moreI love living in the fantasy land of make-believe! And when a story starts to really gel and come together, it's one of the best feelings in the world! And when people like (or even hate) your characters, they are relating to them in a real way, as if they were real people, and it doesn't get better than that! I love entertaining people too. I know, for me, that escaping into a good book is one of life's greatest pleasures and that I can offer that to a reader, is such an incredible gift. I know how much books mean to me, so to be part of the crowd who helps create them, well, I feel truly blessed.(less)
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The Witchdoctor's Bones

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West of Wawa

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A Glittering Chaos

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The Nearly Girl

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Between The Cracks She Fell

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I am not sure about you but the start of a new year can be quite daunting! It’s very easy to feel completely overwhelmed by all the things you know you’d like to do but it seems very hard to get off the sofa and actually start doing them!

I am definitely a list-maker, to the point where I was practically addicted to lists and, at one point, I had to make a New Year’s Resolution to stop making li... Read more of this blog post »
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Joseph Brodsky
“When hit by boredom, let yourself be crushed by it; submerge, hit bottom. In general, with things unpleasant, the rule is: The sooner you hit bottom, the faster you surface. The idea here is to exact a full look at the worst. The reason boredom deserves such scrutiny is that it represents pure, undiluted time in all its repetitive, redundant, monotonous splendor.

Boredom is your window on the properties of time that one tends to ignore to the likely peril of one's mental equilibrium. It is your window on time's infinity. Once this window opens, don't try to shut it; on the contrary, throw it wide open.”
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message 3: by Lisa

Lisa Nikolits The Nearly Girl has just been incredibly successfully launched! Would you like to know How Characters Create Their Own Brand of Funny? I am guest blogger on Melodie Campbell's site today and we look at how crime and comedy meet and how the characters help write their own funny! I hope you will enjoy! http://bit.ly/2eobQEy


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Dana Davis Thanks for the GR friendship, Lisa. Happy writing! www.danadaviswriting.com


Savannah Lisa,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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