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I’m a writer and author based on the South Coast of England. 

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Fiona Woodifield, author & writer
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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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Writing as an Escape

On the theme of writing as an escape, I sometimes wonder to myself if Jane Austen used writing to withdraw from the unsatisfying reality of her own life. We are
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Signing to Bloodhound Books

I am thrilled to have just signed with Bloodhound for the publication of my debut novel, The Jane Austen Dating Agency which will be released on February 10th 2020. Bloodhound
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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 Nash Literary Agency! Whoop whoop! Kate Nash Website
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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 exciting too. I was very well behaved and left it
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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…