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Jul 15,2014

File 23570Some people love to write their books in cafes. Others like to handwrite their books in notebooks. Some crazy cats even enjoy handwriting their books in notebooks in cafes.

I’m not one of those people.

When it comes to penning an 80,000-word novel, I’m a desk and computer girl, all the way, every day. (Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m basically the Sheldon Cooper of writing desks.)

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Jul 13,2014

File 23532It was my husband, JT, who started it.

‘What songs would go on THE INTERN soundtrack?’ he asked me. ‘You know, for the movie of your book?’

‘What soundtrack? And there’s no movie! Is there? Did Disney finally ring?’ I asked, not wanting to admit to curling up by the phone waiting for big-shot Hollywood producers to call.

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Jul 12,2014

Morning, troops!

Introducing the shiny new cover for my second book FAKING IT, coming January 1, 2015 (but  it will hopefully be on shelves in time for Christmas!). That's all - just wanted to share the minty-fresh goodness with you!

See you tomorrow for more writerly wisdom and ridiculousness. Over and out.

PS: If you would like to win a signed copy of my first book THE INTERN, then click here for all the details.

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Jul 10,2014

Wondering what tips keep me writing novels, short stories and magazine articles, day in, day out?

Here's a little taster to get you started (and for even more inspiration click HERE). 

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Jul 08,2014

File 23480I used to be embarrassed by the silly, humiliating things that happened to me on a daily basis.

I wouldn’t tell a soul and I’d wish, and hope, and pray with all my might that no one ever found out about the Very Awkward Thing (VAT). And trust me, there were lots of VATs…

Stacking it in on the main street.

Flashing someone (by accident!).

Being dumped at a foam party.

Getting chased by Santa Claus through Myer.

You get the idea. Awkward’s kinda my middle name.

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Jul 06,2014

File 23466It’s been a demanding few years in Tozer Town.

Between working fulltime and penning The Intern and its sequel Faking It, I’m the first to admit I’ve spent an embarrassingly large number of hours chained to my desk with my eyes glued to my computer screen. 

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Jul 04,2014

Fact: I love writing.

I’ve dreamed of being a published author since I was six years old and am grateful every day that I get to do what I adore most in the world.

But let’s be real for a second: with great power, comes great responsibility. Wait, sorry, that’s not it! That’s from Spidey’s rule book, not mine.

What I meant to say was: with great writing, comes great consequences.

Introducing, the six crazy side effects of being a writer…

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Jul 01,2014

File 23013Why, hello there!

The name’s Tozer. Gabrielle Tozer. Come in, relax, take a seat… oh, you’re probably already sitting, aren’t you? Oops. Maybe I'm the one who needs to relax.

As you can tell, I’m a bit nervous. Shaking-in-my-UGG-boots nervous. Why? Well, I’ve found myself in territory where no journalist-turned-author has gone before (that may or may not be true, but why let the truth get in the way of a good story, am I right?)…

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Jun 29,2014

Well folks, it’s my last post here at Inside a Dog! This month has flown by, but Inky and I've had a blast hanging out. For my final blog, I thought I would answer some of the questions that I’ve been asked over the last year. It’s been just lovely being your resident writer for June ­– feel free to swing past and say hello anytime – you can find me here and here and here

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Jun 28,2014

I’m always fascinated hearing about the childhood books that influenced other writers. Last month, the very awesome Will Kostakis looked at the reading that shaped him as an author, which, not surprisingly, had quite few entries that would make my list too (The Hobbit! Fight Club!) There are plenty of books that I’ve fallen in love with as an adult, and quite a few that I’ve loved so much that I’ve had to re-read them, some more than once.

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