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What did the Editor Say?

By |2019-10-13T11:10:02+13:00October 13th, 2019|

What did the Editorial Assessor Say?

I’ve just finished reading through the independent Editors Assessment of my NEW book – In the Deep End-Book Two.

It’s simply incredible what Tina Shaw comes up with – sound advice and creative suggestions to push my creative thinking a little harder.

The Assessor’s job is critical to the success of any book. They review the structure and content in detail, and Tina Shaw always does an exceptional […]

What’s in the Blurb?

By |2019-10-13T10:58:30+13:00October 13th, 2019|

What’s in the Blurb?

I learned the hard way that the blurb on the back of every book, along with a professional cover, is absolutely critical to capturing reader’s attention.

It needs to summarise the storyline and hook reader’s into wanting to read your story. My first blurb on the back of In the Deep End – Book One was a FAIL! I was too wordy, too smart-arse trying to BE too […]

A Taste for Trout Tickling

By |2019-10-13T10:36:54+13:00October 13th, 2019|

Tickling the Trout

From Chapter 9,  In the Deep End – Book One

It was some time later when the pair began their lifelong affair yet again. Although their relationship, they thought, had finished years ago, it wasn’t entirely over. Wanting closure is the contemporary expression for terminating a relationship, especially a friendship for life and love like the one that had bound Amira and Alex together since their teenage years.

Amira didn’t […]

Best Friends of Lovers – Book Review From Seasons Magazine

By |2019-10-07T16:14:35+13:00October 7th, 2019|

GREAT book Review

Great review for In the Deep End – Book One from Seasons Magazine.

The is an excerpt from a full page book review in the October edition of Seasons Magazine – with over  100,000 readers across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.

“The author takes you into the hearts and minds of these two married couples who navigate through 21st-century social convention.  In the Deep End, is a superb piece […]

October is a Write Off

By |2019-10-08T11:27:54+13:00October 7th, 2019|

October is a Write Off

Saturation writing and speaking events abound!

The juggling act continues with several articles published in Season’s Magazine bringing my journalistic prowess to the fore along with the momentus completion of my fourth book, which is Book Two in the series, In the Deep End. It has been hastily fired off to the Editorial Assessor while I gird my proverbial waiting for the Assessor’s de-constructive advice. Yes […]

Life Interrupted!

By |2019-10-07T15:16:17+13:00October 7th, 2019|

Life Interrupted!

Even the clock looks slightly skew …

Am I the only one who rises early and starts to work only to be interrupted by an urgent phone call to pick up a friend, who’s car is broken? I get back an hour later and just as I squeeze out the first free flowing sentence, I get the food call from the wild. “What’s for dinner?”
“Hey, leave me alone,” I want […]

Push Over – A short Story

By |2019-10-07T14:39:10+13:00October 7th, 2019|

Push Over – a short story

This is a story about Revenge. First a note from me:

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of violence and sexual assault against women and children in the OECD. After I returned home to New Zealand in 1994, I was astounded at the level of violence within families and have grown more alarmed over the years as the statistics have grown.

Various new laws and […]

Fishing In the Deep End – Book One

By |2019-09-27T08:17:51+13:00September 27th, 2019|

Excerpt From In the Deep End – Book One

Part of Chapter Nine – Tickling the Trout

In truth, it was a very convenient affair. Both men were close friends and had been in the same elementary school together. But it was in College where they both grew closer and spent weekends away camping and fishing. Fred had taught Alex to fly fish for trout on several annual trips over the years […]

First Draft … Almost Taking Flight

By |2019-09-24T11:50:02+13:00September 13th, 2019|

Here’s the Real Secret to Checking that First Draft

After months of hard-core writing, I’ve almost finished my first draft of my third book ready for … REWRITING and CHECKING. Luckily, I have four hearty souls with proof reading skills as sharp as a steal trap. Where’s Wally is something they play in their sleep. They don’t smoke, drink or stay up late at night. They’re razor-sharp and fully-focused on reading […]

Welcome To My New Website

By |2019-09-09T07:55:04+13:00August 26th, 2019|

Welcome to My NEW Website!

You’re one of the first to see  my new website, nickywebber.com

I’ll be refining the information over the next couple of weeks before going global! Let me know what you think and if there’s something that needs a fix? I know I do! It’s been long, arduous hours herding web content into the right spaces! It will take more than Champers and Chocolates to recover!!

Initially, I […]

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