Tahlia Newland

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Tahlia Newland, author of the multi-award-winning Diamond Peak Series, writes inspirational metaphysical and speculative fiction with a touch or more of romance. She is also an editor and a mask-maker who loves creating digital art and sitting on her veranda staring at the rain forest.

Before writing full time, she had over 20 years’ experience in scripting and performing in Visual Theatre and Theatre in Education. In 2012, she set up Awesome Indies Books to showcase quality independent fiction. She has had extensive training in meditation and Buddhist philosophy and lives in Australia with a husband and a cheeky Burmese cat called George. She also has a wonderful adult daughter.

How to Avoid Head Hoping in Fiction Writing

The following article on how to avoid head hopping in fiction writing is an excerpt from my book The Elements of Active Prose: Writing Tips to Make Your Prose Shine. What is head hopping? Many readers don’t notice head-hopping unless it’s really chronic, but writing is better without it, and it’s a common trap for […]


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“When I’m self-editing, I search for all those ‘was’es and ‘were’s and see if I can write the sentences better without them. I usually can. This one tip made a huge difference to the quality of my prose.”
Tahlia Newland, The Elements of Active Prose

“Ignore this advice and some people will discard your work as amateurish. You’ll never know because they won’t tell you; they’re too busy editing books, or teaching their creative writing students or reading better quality books.”
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Angela Blount Oh, I LOVE the new cover for: The Elements of Active Prose by Tahlia Newland

Bold, sleek, and eye-catching! :D


Debbie "DJ" Hey Tahlia, thanks for the add :)


Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten) Hi!
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Rebecca Thanks for the friend :)


Florentine hi tahlia..
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