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Debbie Terranova

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Debbie Terranova is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction who has published three novels and several short stories. Her specialty is writing ‘fiction with a conscience’, meaning fictional stories based on real events or set in a specific era.

She has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), a Master of Public Administration and is a human resources professional. Her writing space in sub-tropical Brisbane (Australia) is surrounded by eucalyptus trees, kookaburras and parrots.

Debbie is a member of the Queensland Writers Centre and the Australian Society of Authors.





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Debbie Terranova I'm revisiting the first draft of a novella that I wrote around 2 years ago. The working title is 'Ruby Tattoo'. It's an urban crime mystery about the…moreI'm revisiting the first draft of a novella that I wrote around 2 years ago. The working title is 'Ruby Tattoo'. It's an urban crime mystery about the addictive world of body ink, a clairvoyant, and a woman with a secret obsession. There's still a lot of re-writing to be done, but I'm hoping to have it done later this year. I love the jigsaw puzzles that are crime mysteries - so much fun to write.(less)
Debbie Terranova Go to a library, preferably a really beautiful one, like the Customs House Library in Sydney.
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Go to a library, preferably a really beautiful one, like the Customs House Library in Sydney.
Take books randomly from the shelves and read the opening paragraphs. Get a feel for the style, the setting, the characters.
Write a few paragraphs of your own. The topic doesn't matter.
Just write.
This is an excellent way to break out of the frozen zone. (less)
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Enemies within these Shores

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It is true that Josephine Wilson has a wonderful way with prose; her mastery of language is unquestioned. However, among all those perfectly-chosen words, the story-line of this novel struggles to shine through.
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As expected, Hugh Mackay pulls together lots of information and analysis from multiple sources to inform a comprehensive 'state of our nation' review. For example, he discusses the perils of the 'busyness' syndrome (a modern malaise which threatens t ...more
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This is not a novel to be read late at night before bed for it demands your undivided attention.
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I have just discovered an amazing new author in Nam Le. 'The Boat' is a book of 6 short (and not-so-short) stories that read as if they were written by 6 different authors.

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Sharon Thank you for your friendship :)


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