Paula Acton - Author

A to Z Challenge 2014 - N is for Negativity

A to Z Challenge 2014 – N is for Negativity

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N  When you decide to hold your hands up and admit to being a writer you become aware of just how much negativity is out there.  I have been lucky here on my blog but I know lots of people who have had to contend with the trolls, well meant but still painful comments and constructive criticism used as a weapon,  I have read reviews that friends have had left on their work where not content with…

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A to Z Challenge 2014 - L is for Libraries

A to Z Challenge 2014 – L is for Libraries

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L Apologies this is out of order but I made a mistake in my scheduling….

What else could it be but libraries, I have to confess I do not use my library as much as I used to when I was growing up, partly due to the fact it can take me ages to read a book these days as I am so busy but also I do find that our library in Huddersfield tends to be a little stuck in a rut in terms of the books they get.

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A to Z Challenge 2014 - M is for Monroe

A to Z Challenge 2014 – M is for Monroe

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M  Beautiful, fragile and vulnerable, Marilyn Monroe is an icon that endured throughout the decades.  I love Marilyn but I also am honest enough to be able to put my hands up and discuss the fact that it is not her acting abilities that have kept her in the public affections for the many years since her death.

Marilyn was a presence on screen but she would never have won any Oscars despite her…

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A to Z Challenge 2014 - K is for Killing

A to Z Challenge 2014 – K is for Killing

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K This was another letter I struggled with but I have also been a little lapse this weekend and spent rather too much time in the kitchen.

I decided on killing because as a writer there are some aspects which can be very therapeutic and for me killing people is one of them.  I don’t for one minute suggest all my writing is full of gory murders, but although not all of it reaches the page my…

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A to Z Challenge 2014 - J is for Joking Around

A to Z Challenge 2014 – J is for Joking Around

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J  I really struggled coming up with a J word, but I decided eventually to go for joking because of the very fact I love to laugh but I find it is something that is so hard to convey on the page.

The real difficulty with writing humour is that so many people find different things funny and there are many different types of funny.

There are the cute animal clips…

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