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Laura E. James

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Possessing little in the way of domestic skills, and with an insatiable hunger to write, Laura E. James found a much better use than cooking, for the family kitchen. Tucked neatly in one corner is her very small, but very tidy desk from where she produces issue-driven romantic novels, short stories, and flash fiction. She considers her legendary affair with stationery, the urge to smell new books, and her mum’s love of reading as the catalysts for writing.
A long-serving wife, and a mother of two outspoken children, Laura is constantly amazed by the question, ‘Are there any plans for tea?'.
Living in and enjoying the inspirational county of Dorset, her formative years were spent in Watford, a brief train ride away from the bright lights of Lo
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Laura E. James I have times when writing isn't going to plan, but there are always ideas and schemes and plot points whizzing around my head. If I can't solve a…moreI have times when writing isn't going to plan, but there are always ideas and schemes and plot points whizzing around my head. If I can't solve a problem there and then, I'll tackle another scene or write a short story, or listen to some Paloma Faith.
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Laura E. James For me, writing is a compulsion. There's the feeling that if I don't get these things out of my imagination and onto paper, my head will explode. It…moreFor me, writing is a compulsion. There's the feeling that if I don't get these things out of my imagination and onto paper, my head will explode. It won't ... at least, I don't believe it will - I've never left it long enough to find out.
There are two main reasons I love to write: I get to explore themes and ideas from the safety of my kitchen, where my desk is, and as a disabled person, with rheumatoid arthritis, I get to live vicariously through the characters, in the same way I do as a reader. However, as a writer I get to direct the characters, unless they're misbehaving and take over.(less)
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I must apologise for my lack of blog these past few months. I have experienced technical difficulties in posting, but hope to have the issues sorted very soon. As it stands, the website and my novel are works in progress.


The current novel stands at 31,000 words, the first draft hitting 50,000 words. It has changed considerably since the first draft, so I’m not sure if I’m rewrit...

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