1,000 Words Friday!
posted by Kylie Leane on October 7, 2016

Greetings dear Readers,
Today I bring you another 1,000 Words Friday.
This little piece is from a series I sometimes talk about: "The Tea Traders" - it's from the opening Chapter.
It's also linked to another book I'm currently writing called "Bloodstorm" which goes way, way, WAY, back into the history of the world of Aburu when 'tea' first arrived.



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Plotters and Pantsers - Misconceptions about Plotters
posted by Kylie Leane on October 6, 2016

Hello dear Readers,
Today I wanted to touch on the topic of plotters and pantsers.
What are plotters and pantsers?
Well for those who don't know, a plotter is someone who outlines their novel before they begin the task of writing it, and a pantser is someone who sits down at the computer and “flies by the seat of their pants,” writing without a plan (or very little planning).
Whenever I talk to other writers they nearly always tell me which sort of 'writer' they are, a plotter or a pantser, and ask which sort I am. This tends to highly amuse me, as I am an extremely detailed plotter and to this day, I have tended only to meet pantsers. It is always such a joy to hear about how other writers write. The journey's they go on to tell their stories, to craft their characters, and build their worlds. Each writer is entirely unique in how they build the blocks to their successful finishing of a book/project.
However, so often when in discussion with writer's who profess to write without plans, I hear this interesting misconception; "Doesn't your imagination get stifled by plotting?" Or "Aren't you confined to your outline/plan, if you change it, don't you have to change the whole outline/plan?"

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1,000 Words Friday!
posted by Kylie Leane on September 30, 2016

Hey everyone! How are you all keeping? Well I hope.
If you live in Adelaide or South Australia I really hope you have survived the last few days and our crazy weather, the Blackout that I am sure our State won't forgot for a long time, and all this wind, rain and...well...more wind, and more rain.

Today I am wanting to start a little new project of mine called "1,000 Words Friday" -- a little idea I had to share some of my current projects and snippets from past projects. I simply share 1,000 words, on a Friday, from writing project with you all.

For this Friday, the 30th of September 2016, I thought -- to celebrate to release of Protectors: Book Two of Chronicles of the Children, I'd share one of my favorite scenes from Protectors. This scene is from Chapter Forty-Two - so *almost* toward to end of the book. Sami and Skye make a bit of a discovery...

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eBook Amazon Kindle pre-orders of Protectors Book Two!
posted by Kylie Leane on July 27, 2016



I have some very exciting news - if you're a Amazon Kindle user you can now pre-order Protectors: Book Two of Chronicles of the Children. It is to be released on the 30th of September and if you pre-order now you'll get it a dollar cheaper.

Exciting times are ahead dear readers!
Stay tuned!


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Key Character Names
posted by Kylie Leane on July 12, 2016



A requested video about how to pronounce some of the names of characters and places in KEY: Book One Chronicles of the Children.

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A Goal Achieved
posted by Kylie Leane on June 28, 2016



It's amazing to look back at achieving something and feel as if it's a blur.
When I was walking, it felt like it was taking forever, and my only thought was 'Finish this as fast as possible, and the pain will be over, hurry, hurry, faster, fast, FINISH THIS NOW!' and now that it's over I'm sort of...feeling like it happened so fast I blinked and forgot to appreciate it.

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Pichi Richi Thoughts
posted by Kylie Leane on June 27, 2016



Thank you to everyone for your support!
Just some thoughts about the journey it took to reach the milestone of achieving the Pichi Richi half-marathon.
Walking 21km.

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Authors of Influence - Tolkien
posted by Kylie Leane on June 15, 2016



Tolkien - possibly one of the greatest author's who influenced me in my life, and continues to be a great influence. I owe Tolkien so very much, he showed me a world, and taught me how to build them.

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