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Date registered: 10/10/2013

Latest posts

  1. The time I totally lost my s**t – and what I did to get it back again — 20/04/2018
  2. And then… my first ever Hardback book was launched! — 03/02/2018
  3. Revealed: the one career-killing thing agents and publishers do to aspiring writers. — 19/07/2017
  4. Southern Rail Guards and why “doing your job” is optional, apparently. — 22/06/2017
  5. And another thing… — 11/06/2017

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Nov 19

My Selfless Christmas Pledge

Now, I know Christmas is supposed to be all about enjoying ourselves, but not for me. Nope. Not this year.  Instead, I  undertake to commit myself to the following selfless challenge:  On EACH of the twelve days of Christmas I, Sarah Waights, pledge to read and review a whole Christmas Novella. Of course, in doing …

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Nov 08

Buy ‘Never Marry a Politician’!

Ta da!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ‘Never Marry a Politician’ (formerly known as ‘Politically Incorrect’ is now available for download on Amazon:

Oct 20

So, anyway – as I was saying…

Oops, radio silence for a while on this blog.  Never good.  Sorry.  In my defence though it has been an incredibly exciting and busy few months and here are the edited highlights: October 2013 – submit application to favoured publisher, Choc Lit, asking them to consider my MS. November(ish) 2013 – Choc Lit asks for full MS …

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Apr 28

Good Housekeeping Novel Award

THE most exciting thing happened a couple of weeks ago… Months after a friend nagged me to bung an extract from one of my novels into the Good Housekeeping New Novelist Awards I got a lovely letter from the team at Orion Publishing, keen to let me know that Politically Incorrect had made the shortlist! Yep, …

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Jan 24

A fox in a hen house?

Whenever I hear the next, unintentionally hilarious, instalment of the Lord Rennard saga I can’t help thinking of the chaos that ensues when a fox gets into a hen house. I guess it’s the inevitable free association triggered by the name… Rennard… Reynard… Reynard the fox… Fantastic Mr Fox played with suave, sophisticated perfection by George Clooney in …

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Nov 29

Happy endings – nice or necessary?

When I decided I was going to write novels, I had no idea what I was going to say but I was absolutely certain of two things; the first was that I was going to write about love, in all its forms but especially romantic; and the second was that I was going to write the kind of endings …

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Oct 30

Sally Bercow – the other way to deal with being a politician’s wife

in the aftermath of the Lord McAlpine libel court case poor Sally Bercow has spent the last few days trying desperately and unsuccessfully to put the media genie back in the bottle. Love her or loathe her (and mean-spirited people love to loathe don’t they?) you have to admire a woman who refuses to put on a mask.  Unlike my …

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Oct 29

Celebrating ‘scary’ women in the workplace

A few weeks ago Nick Clegg said something sensible. It was a bit of a shock to be honest – something about making men’s paternity leave rights the same as women’s, since you ask. Of course I realise now this must have come from the quietly impressive Miriam Clegg who surely saw it as a …

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Oct 28

Dialogue: Real or reactionary – that’s the question…

So, here’s the thing… how far do we allow ourselves to go down the road of naturalistic dialogue in our search for immediacy and realism? Do we venture into the grammatical bad lands of street talk with an entire first person 80,000 word book along the lines of “Me and me mates talk like that …

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