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.

Do We Put a Comma Before ‘Too’ or ‘Either’ at the End of a Sentence?

Do you put a comma before ‘too’ or ‘either’ at the end of a sentence? We used to, but language and how we use it changes over time, and the conventions we use to help us express meaning clearly eventually change in order to reflect this. Those of us involved in publishing need to update […]

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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.”
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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!
Thanks so much for the friend request and for following me =)


Rebecca Thanks for the friend :)


Florentine hi tahlia..
nice to meet new friend..
thanks for adding me..


Adriana Thank you for the friend add. :D


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Amy Saunders Thanks for the add!


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