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Dorothy Koomson

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Hello, my name's Dorothy Koomson and I'll try to make this bit that's all about me as interesting as possible.
I wrote my first novel called There's A Thin Line Between Love And Hate when I was 13. I used to write a chapter every night then pass it around to my fellow convent school pupils every morning, and they seemed to love it.

I grew up in London and then grew up again in Leeds when I went to university. I eventually returned to London to study for my masters degree and stayed put for the following years. I took up various temping jobs and eventually got my big break writing, editing and subbing for various women's magazines and national papers.

Fiction and storytelling were still a HUGE passion of mine and I continued to write short stor
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Hello! I’m so excited to share with you my new adventure…The Happy Author! What is that exactly? Well, it’s a podcast and a series of posts that come together to form a writing guide for aspiring authors and anyone who loves books. ⁠



Why? Because over many, many years I’ve been asked about the how tos of writing. A couple of years ago I had the idea of putting together a writing guide. ⁠



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“Share too much and someone can hurt you.”
Dorothy Koomson, My Best Friend's Girl

“Far too many people opened their hearts and lives at the drop of a hat. Why give someone that power over you? Why endow them with the ability to hurt you that much? Let someone in and you were asking for an emotional kicking some day.”
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“When you can't be honest with people, you can't ever relax with them.”
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