Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Open House Sunday Interview – Author Joy Lennick

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Please welcome my guest this week, author Joy Lennick who shares her love of the 20th century, her adventures she has encountered during her 30 years as an author, her favourite colour and music.

Before we find out more… a little bit about Joy.

About Joy Lennick

Having worn several hats in my life: wife, mum, secretary, shop-keeper, hotelier; my favourite is the multi-coloured author’s creation. I am an eclectic writer: diary, articles, poetry, short stories and five books. Two books were factual, the third as biographer: HURRICANE HALSEY (a true sea adventure), fourth my Memoir MY GENTLE WAR and my current faction novel is THE CATALYST. Plenty more simmering…

Supposedly ‘Retired,’ I now live in Spain with my husband and have three great sons.

Given a choice of centuries to live in which would it be and why?

As I’m fascinated by Georgian architecture and dress, plus something indefinable…

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Making The Most of Reading

I agree with this article wholeheartedly and am passionate
about the written word (reading and writing!) If only more people who say ‘oh, I don’t read…’ would give it a chance…They don’t know what pleasures they’re missing!

Richie Billing

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“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”

You’ve probably read this Stephen King quote at some point in your writing career. It’s not a bad bit of advice.

Reading is an important way for a writer to learn the craft. Much of what I’ve picked up has come from seeing how others do things. This article shares some techniques I’ve found helpful to get the most out of reading.

Make time

Life is incessant…

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