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Fiona Woodifield, author & writer
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Bridgerton – A Glorious Escape from Reality and Why Not?

Right from the first joyous, rippling opening notes of Bridgerton, I am completely hooked. I adore the confiding gossipy tone of the latest society news from the whip smart pen
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So Christmas and New Year weren’t perfect, but were they ever meant to be?

  For the first time ever this year, I was kind of ready for Christmas. In spite of having the usual and it has to be said, particularly nasty winter
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Top tips for looking after your mental health during lockdown!

I don’t know about you, but at times, this Lockdown feels as though it is going on forever. I think it’s because the weather isn’t great, the evenings are still
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Romantic Novelists Award Shortlist 2020

Shortlisted for RNA Joan Hessayon Award 2020

I am super excited to announce that I have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award 2020. The Romantic Novelists’ Association is a wonderful organisation to be
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Exclusive Bonus Scene Edited from The Jane Austen Dating Agency

  This scene is set in the beauty salon which Sophie visits in preparation for her night out to meet the delectable Darcy Drummond, but it all goes horribly wrong!
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Chick Lit and Mental Health: Writing My Happy Place!

  Since I was a small child, I remember being entranced by the fact that wherever you go and whatever you have to do, if you have a book with
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So Christmas and New Year weren't perfect, but were they ever meant to be?

So Christmas and New Year weren't perfect, but were they ever meant to be?

  For the first time ever this year, I was kind of ready for Christmas. In spite of having the…
Top tips for looking after your mental health during lockdown!

Top tips for looking after your mental health during lockdown!

I don’t know about you, but at times, this Lockdown feels as though it is going on forever. I think…
Shortlisted for RNA Joan Hessayon Award 2020

Shortlisted for RNA Joan Hessayon Award 2020

I am super excited to announce that I have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award 2020.…
Exclusive Bonus Scene Edited from The Jane Austen Dating Agency

Exclusive Bonus Scene Edited from The Jane Austen Dating Agency

  This scene is set in the beauty salon which Sophie visits in preparation for her night out to meet…
Chick Lit and Mental Health: Writing My Happy Place!

Chick Lit and Mental Health: Writing My Happy Place!

  Since I was a small child, I remember being entranced by the fact that wherever you go and whatever…
Writing as an Escape

Writing as an Escape

On the theme of writing as an escape, I sometimes wonder to myself if Jane Austen used writing to withdraw…
Signing to Bloodhound Books

Signing to Bloodhound Books

I am thrilled to have just signed with Bloodhound for the publication of my debut novel, The Jane Austen Dating…
Signed up with Literary Agent

Signed up with Literary Agent

I am ridiculously, incredibly excited to announce I have just signed with wonderful literary agent Kate Nash from the Kate…
The Secret of Editing Your Work

The Secret of Editing Your Work

So I am part way through the second draft of my novel. A bit daunting to put it mildly, but…
Finished my first draft!

Finished my first draft!

“The thing about finishing a story is that finishing is really only the beginning.” ― William Herring I have finally…
Start Writing No Matter What...

Start Writing No Matter What...

For me, writing is an absolute luxury, an escape from the every day. As a child, I loved the fact…