Heather J Hackett

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From typewriters to audiobooks – and the birth of an anthology

When I was in college, I had a ghastly orange portable typewriter and a humungous supply of Tippex correcting papers. Remember those? A typewriter was almost required equipment for any self-respecting

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Word Weaver Writing Contest – Author Profile Live

Recently, I entered a competition run by awesome author of several books, Dan Alatorre. From over 200 entries, my story received one of two honorable mentions! An edited version of this story will become

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How to go from writing a book to self-published author

So, you want to know what it’s like to write a book in the 21st century? Better strap yourself in.It's f#%king hard work. And no, it has nothing to do with actually writing a book. That’s the easy

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In defence of my book cover

I recently wrote a book. Not just any book, but a book about some of the things I’ve done with my life. And I chose the image above for the book cover, a choice I'd like to defend here.An interesting

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Why you should be writing for yourself first…

Writing is a lonely art. We spend hours at the keyboard, confronted by blank pages and surrounded by empty coffee cups, putting together words, sentences, paragraphs that we hope will impress and inspire

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The Freelance Life – How to Make it Happen

Wondering how you can give up your day job for a freelance lifestyle? Think it can't be done? Wrong!I know I was lucky to land the first freelance job I ever applied for. It was a straightforward

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