Anyway, I paid this kindness forward and sent the book to Jorja, who I met in TBC. (If you don’t know of this club, find it on Facebook, it’s the friendliest and most fun online book club). Lovely Jorja then sent me a gorgeous thank you card and I’ve put it pride of place on my bookcase. Next time you’re in a slump, go hang out in the book club.
4. Two Books are Better Than One
I usually read two books at a time. The reason I do this is because I’m a slow reader, often having to read in short bursts because I never know what I might be doing from one day to the next.
This helps in two ways:
1. I chose two very different stories and so if one doesn’t suit my mood that day, I can read the other.
2. I keep a paperback in my bag and the kindle in my bedside drawer. I know it seems like I should do this the other way around to save space but I often forget to charge my kindle, keeping it near a power source works better for me.
Emma Pullar is an award-winning writer of dark fiction and children's books. Her picture book, Curly from Shirley, was a national bestseller and named best opening lines by NZ Post. Emma's horror story, London's Crawling, published in the Dark Minds Charity collection was shortlisted for the SJV Award and a finalist for Create50. Another of Emma's stories, Old Trees Don't bend, was published in The Anthropocene Chronicles. Three of Emma's short stories have been shortlisted for competitions. Her horror story, WORMS, was a Twisted Vol2 WINNER! Her short Sci-fi story, Alterverse, was a Singularity50 WINNER! Emma's debut novel, Skeletal, was published by Bloodhound Books in autumn 2017, the sequel published summer 2018.
Emma's crime debut, Paper Dolls, is out March 2019.
Emma also writes articles for Bang2write.
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