Monthly Archives: April 2014

Where the idea for my novel came from

I worked out the four characters in my novel when I was working in a mainstream school. I live in German-speaking Austria and was teaching English as a foreign language. I found the text book I had to use was … Continue reading

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Who do you ask to read your novel?

I asked my sister to read my final draft. I know it’s not a good idea, but all my friends are Austrian and although they can all speak some English, none would really have been able to read an entire … Continue reading

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Am I kidding myself?

I’ve always wanted to write a novel. Now I have and it feels great! The first 40,000 words were the hardest. I felt quite euphoric when the first draft was finished. I then did what Stephen King recommends and left … Continue reading

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How do you know when you’ve finished?

Writing the last paragraph of my first novel gave me a feeling of profound satisfaction. I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos of J.K. Rowling recently and was fascinated by her description of how she felt on finishing the … Continue reading

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The Hand-Made Plane

by Louise Ebenhoeh Hello!  And welcome to my blog!  Thank you for visiting.  Below is a short description of my novel.  I have finally screwed up the courage to hit the “save and publish” button on Amazon.  This is very … Continue reading

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