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#142 The Magic of Being a Writer, with Belinda Alexandra

One of the joys of being a writer is sinking into the research abyss: events, characters, society, music, language and culture, reading books of the period, interior design, cookbooks, and the list goes on.

Belinda Alexandra writes historical and historical/contemporary fiction novels set in exotic locations with the latest being The Invitation, a gilded age Domestic Noir, full of passions, secrets, history and intrigue.

A born storyteller, Alexandra takes us through the Narnia wardrobe to a world of excess and opulence, where deceit, betrayal and moral corruption in New York at the turn of the twentieth century rule.

The trick, says Alexandra, is to show your research sparingly. Start with a visual depiction of your setting, and choose your details wisely.

Alexandra’s books have been published around the world including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Brazil, Poland and Norway, as well as Australia.

You can find out more about Alexandra and her books here.

About the author, Melinda

I'm an authorpreneur, English teacher and podcaster who dreams of a life on the road full of adventures and handsome heroes, whilst making squizillions of dollars in book sales to pay for my chocolate fix. In the real world, I write novels and non-fiction, and offer my expert advice via online courses (as soon as I make them) and writing retreats (as soon as I organise them).

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