Children need love, not abuse. Young Bailey Constable died at the age of 4 because of abuse, something that should never have happened. It's time to put an end to child abuse and to appropriately punish abusers. http://www.gopetition.com/
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Hi, I'm Claire Apps and this site is for my writing and to help other writers who are just starting out. I have four children, one boy and three girls. I have had some short stories and poems published, however my main interests are novel and non fiction writing.
I read extensively, I keep the local charity shop running! My favourites though are crime and spiritual books.
I studyied for my Masters Degree in Professional Writing at University College of Falmouth. As the saying goes 'You learn something new everyday.' Albert Einstein also wrote: "The important thing is not to stop questioning."
My intention is to place short stories and poetry on here written not just by me but by other writer's who are still at the non-publishing side of things. Hopefully some form of feedback is also given on the articles that will assist the writer's to pursue their dreams.
I am very interested in Domestic Violence and I am in the process of writing a biography. It will include my childhood - seeing my parents fight and my two failed marriages which both involved domestic violence too.
I am also very interested in writing workshops and how to encourage people to develop their writing skills, whether you do attend workshops, groups or not. I will be looking to write a book to help people at home on how to keep busy with your writing with different writing exercises.
Please look at my pages and see how you can develop your writing too.
I achieved my Masters Degree in Professional Writing at Falmouth University in March 1012. During the process I met some fantastic people with various interests in genre. As a THANK YOU for their support I am show casing some of their works here:
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Frankie Valente has written a couple of books, namely Dancing With The Ferryman, available in paperback and Kindle; and The Invisible Boy, available for Kindle. Both are available via Amazon.co.uk.
Jo McMorrow is delighted when she discovers she is pregnant. She is not quite so happy to find out that her fiance David is a gambling addict. When she discovers that she was just days away from losing all of the assets from the sale of her home she panics. She runs away to Shetland to start a new life for herself. She is hoping for peace and quiet; after all, what could happen in Shetland? It is so far away from everything. What could go wrong? Everything it seems.
Ally McCarthy is ten years old and lives in Shetland. Ally is a bookworm and loves nothing better than reading books about science, history and archaeology. His family think he is a bit of a geek as they are all obsessed with sport and music. As a result Ally feels a bit invisible in his own family. But one day, something happens that makes everyone appreciate his intelligence. The Invisible Boy is a short story for children aged around 9 - 12.
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Jason K Easter has written The Grimoire for children. If you use facebook (as if not!!) look at :
and you can purchase it for £2.99 from: http://www.firstyfish.com/ebooks/14758/The-Grimoire
‘Nothing can prepare you for what is about to happen. Sintar used to be such a lovely place, but now it’s full of anxiety, fear and you can’s even walk down the street at night. Crime has risen and the Council can’t seem to handle it; and Therolius Delrunt, the Overlord has to do something fast to r... "
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Sarah Udoh-Grossfurthner has written But He Calls Me Blessed! When the Unbelievable Happens to Believers. Available on Amazon for Kindle.
From experiencing rape, rejection and death to struggling with barrenness and abuse, the five women in this book have known what it means to be tested to the very limit of one's endurance. In this very personal and pain-filled narration, Sarah takes you on a journey through their lives and shows how they were able to overcome their hardships.
Someone once said that radical faith in the face of radical circumstances brings radical result. That may well be true, because these are stories of amazing victory over incredible adversity. Despite its painful topics, the book shows that even in the most desperate of situations it is possible to have hope. Although written from the point of view of Christian beliefs, it will appeal to people from all walks of life, because its deals with issues that affect all irrespective of race, religious-orientation or one's position within the society.
Her website is: www.sarahudohgrossfurthner.com
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Congratulations to all of you, so proud to know you!
Not to be left out I am just completing the final edit (I hope) for a nonfiction book:
The Forgotten Workforce
Working Children in the Industrial Revolution