Author Archives: Caroline Scott Collins

About Caroline Scott Collins

Writer - Creates believable escapism Caroline dreamed of writing and publishing and finally, in 2021, she achieved her goal by publishing her debut novel, A Charming Bequest. She believes it’s important to offer her readers enjoyment and believable escapism with her stories, which she sincerely hopes she does.

A Charming Bequest

This is my debut novel and for me a huge learning curve, especially now it’s Out There and available (in print or ebook). Now I have to learn marketing and promotion. And that is so hard for a shy introvert … Continue reading

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Writer’s Voice

I’m confused with conflicting ‘advice’ I read from writers who teach other writers (or at least other writers read their advice articles.) This is my thinking: The first thing I often read is to cut unnecessary words from sentences and … Continue reading

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‘Perfect never gets published’

‘Perfect never gets published’ was the most motivating advice I read, in the last couple of years. And the more I think about it—it’s definitely true. I procrastinated, for about a decade, about publishing my completed manuscript (A Charming Bequest) … Continue reading

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English is a language that evolves, but…

This post’s content is slightly tongue in cheek, but it will resonate with some people. Perhaps it’s my age, and that’s why I’m less tolerant of poor English usage (and I’m no saint), but there are several dreadful commonly used … Continue reading

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Procrastination, lacks confidence, or what?

Sharing my experiences with my fellow writers: About a decade ago, I settled down in November and bashed out 2500-3,500 words a day, having read about NaNoWriMo, before going on a booked holiday, which provided a deadline. I had a … Continue reading

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A Charming Bequest

Last year I paid a publishing service to publish my book. (I’d researched Self-Publishing and chickened out.) It was expensive, but they did it and I learned a little bit about publishing. With hindsight it was a modern day version … Continue reading

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Why write?

I have to. It’s an innate compulsion. When I was a small child I used to go to Woolworth’s with my pocket money to buy pens and exercise books. If I didn’t use them to write my own thoughts, I’d … Continue reading

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My 2021 review and new year goals

I should have written this before the year end, but not surprisingly I didn’t think of it until this week when the topic of new year resolutions has been prevalent. 2021 wasn’t a great year again with Covid lockdowns/restrictions, was … Continue reading

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Happy 2022

Another new year, in the shadow of Covid, but with the development and distribution of vaccines and medications, hopefully 2022 will have much brighter prospects for us all. What are your plans? I’m still trying to learn marketing for my … Continue reading

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Reentry 2

A few weeks ago, I read a fear of going back out in the world is called Reentry. This article (link below) demonstrates this fear is now quite commonplace (well it’s now got a meme!) and explains it quite well. … Continue reading

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