Alannah Foley

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Alannah Foley... aka 'The Pyjama Writer'

Born in Australia, raised in the UK, Alannah is a writer of both fiction & non-fiction, covering topics as diverse as capers in a campervan, the vagaries of living with an obsessive cyclist, travels Down Under, and tales ‘full of twists, turns & tickles’ based in Cornwall where she currently lives.

She lived in her Aussie birthplace for five years in her twenties, and managed to return to Old Blighty devoid of shark or snake bite. Mozzies, however, did love to use her for target practice!

You can find out more about the author and where she got her Pyjama Writer nickname on her website at www.thepyjamawriter.com/about.html

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Alannah Foley My philosophy with writing is 'go where things are already flowing'. Why would you dig a well when there's already a spring flowing a few paces away?

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My philosophy with writing is 'go where things are already flowing'. Why would you dig a well when there's already a spring flowing a few paces away?

In this vein, if I get stuck with a storyline, instead of digging away hard at it, I generally tend to leave things for a while and turn to another part of the book/story where things are already flowing. I usually find that an idea presents itself in the meantime to open up new ground, as it were, and get things flowing again.

I tend to shun 'hardcore trying', keeping the process as loose & enjoyable as possible. I do believe this transmits across to those reading.(less)
Alannah Foley I can sit at home in my pyjamas all day long if I want to, working on ideas I love. Do that in any other job and you'd probably get fired or locked…moreI can sit at home in my pyjamas all day long if I want to, working on ideas I love. Do that in any other job and you'd probably get fired or locked up!

OK, apart from that? Well, I just love that, with the new ebook revolution, you can publish your own work and write the kinds of things you really want to write. I love this freedom to express yourself fully.(less)
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Down a Writing Mineshaft

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Where I live in Cornwall, England, there are plenty of old mineshafts that you might inadvertently fall down if you don’t watch your step (and they’re not fenced off). Since I haven’t blogged for a loooong time, you might have wondered whether this fate had befallen me.


Well, fortunately, this is not the case. However, there’s a good reason for my absence from the ‘blogosp...

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