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Fanny Blake

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Fanny Blake was a publisher for many years, editing fiction and general non-fiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. She has written several bestsellers and acted as ghost writer for a number of celebrities. She is also Books Editor of womanandhome magazine. Her novels include The Secrets Women Keep (Orion) and With a Friend Like You (Orion).

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Fanny Blake Hi Fleur, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. Thank you. But of course I eavesdrop on public transport! Doesn't everybody?! But seriously, yes I do…moreHi Fleur, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. Thank you. But of course I eavesdrop on public transport! Doesn't everybody?! But seriously, yes I do listen to kids talking in the street but I suppose more importantly I rely on memories of my own three children and their friends, or of other teenagers in my friends' families. And if I'm worried about getting the voice wrong then I ask one of them what they would say or which word they'd use. I also finds it helps watching TV soaps - listening to them gets my ear in too.(less)
Fanny Blake I've never had real writer's block which lasts for ages. But if I get stuck then I go for a walk. For some reason ideas float up from my subconscious…moreI've never had real writer's block which lasts for ages. But if I get stuck then I go for a walk. For some reason ideas float up from my subconscious that often move the story on or give me a conversation between two characters, so that by the time I get home I can inch the plot or the character forwards.(less)
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Fanny Hi Lucinda
Thanks for entering the giveaway. Hope you enjoy the books
Very best
Fanny


Lucinda Thanks so much for accepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. I am delighted to have won {through a first-read giveaway} copies of your novels The Secrets Women Keep and With a Friend Like You. I look forward to reading and reviewing your work,
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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