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December 22nd, 2014
(Cue peaceful music)  This year is coming to a close. (Now stop peaceful music and replace it with something kinda funky) I know, it’s not quite done yet, and there is still plenty of time. But, it is definitely time to celebrate. Of course,...
December 22nd, 2014
One of the things new writers are often told is “write what you know”. Like most writing advice, it’s partly right, partly wrong. Obviously, slavish devotion to this rule would mean writing no science fiction, no fantasy, no historical fiction, or...
December 19th, 2014
It's my last Inky's Choice for 2014! So I want to know - what's been your favourite read this year? I asked around on facebook and twitter and these were the ten most popular answers out of the many, many answers you've given me so far:  ...
December 19th, 2014
One of the hardest things about being a new writer is finding reasons to keep going. In my early days, I wrote five novels and twenty short stories before selling a single word. That’s around half a million words. What motivated me on days when the...

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Inside a Dog is a place for teen readers and the home of Inky, the reading wonder-dog. Here you can:

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I absolutely, completely, 100% loved reading Louder Than Words. I adored Laura Jarratt’s...
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This is the first Harry Potter that I have read and falling in love with J.K. Rowling.
I didnt like the movie but I did like the book, very entertaining.