Vrinda Pendred

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Vrinda originally grew up in Arizona, but moved to England in 1999, where she now lives with her husband and their two children. She is the author of the YA fantasy series The Wisdom, available from all good ebook shops.

Her first novel was The Ladder, a story about two friends learning to grow through their difficult childhoods and find the light that lies inside themselves.

Vrinda also runs a publishing house for writers with neurological conditions, called Conditional Publications. Their first book, Check Mates: A Collection of Fiction, Poetry and Artwork about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, by People with OCD, was released in 2010 (Kindle and paperback), with future books in the pipeline.

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Vrinda Pendred I'm a big believer that everything happens in its own time. If the ideas are there, they will flow without effort. If you find yourself trying too…moreI'm a big believer that everything happens in its own time. If the ideas are there, they will flow without effort. If you find yourself trying too hard to get something on paper, the writing will reflect that. So when I hit a block, I take time out and do something else. One day, when I least expect it, the writing demon will take over my head again. It always does.(less)
Vrinda Pendred 1. Read a lot. Study what your favourite writers do. Study their techniques and try them out yourself, until you find your own unique voice.

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1. Read a lot. Study what your favourite writers do. Study their techniques and try them out yourself, until you find your own unique voice.

2. Just keep writing. Even if it's not perfect, there's a whole community of writers on the internet who love to share feedback. Be open to suggestions and don't be afraid to rewrite huge sections of your book until it's perfect.

3. Don't expect to get rich. Write because you love it :)(less)
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