Browsing Archive: August, 2013


Posted by Olivia Giles on Tuesday, August 27, 2013,
Today I got a call from a College, saying they are enjoying reading the book but there are some mistakes in it...It wasn't news, I knew there were mistakes in it, caused by a lot of different factors...
I was broken hearted for about five minutes, because you can't un-publish a book...just like you can't un-live a life...whats done is done, and this is the first edition.  

The second edition will be as error free as possible...
So, all I can say is...
I promise a good read, a rollicking story w...

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Him wot I love

Posted by Olivia Giles on Monday, August 5, 2013,

My husband works three jobs so I can write. Finally, after months of him being too busy to do anything but work and sleep, he and I sat down and blocked out the new novel properly.  We discussed the character arcs and the 'truth' of each story thread and the tie up at the end.  He listened to my wackiest, craziest ideas and gives me honest feedback.  He saved me from deleting 110 thousands words because I'm tired and want to do something stupid and self destructive.  
That's why he gets the bi...

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Posted by Olivia Giles on Thursday, August 1, 2013,
Things a writer must have:
  • a blog
  • a website 
  • a twitter
  •  the ability to relate a book that took you years to write in five minutes 
  • a face you can stick on the back of a book that won't scare people
  • witty quotable repartee for the newspapers
  • a theme 
  • hidden analogy
  • hidden irony
  • a Well of buried pain and a bucket
  • a drink and/or drug and/or confectionery problem
  • the hide of an elephant with spiked armour and a spartan helmet
  • total unconditional love and support from your whanau especially the ones with money...

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 The Selfie collection
I have now disclosed my obsession with myself hahaha Actually these are photos I've taken over the last two years when I've felt so bloody sick I wanted to, literally, be asleep all the time.  
Instead I slapped on some lippy and took a pic of myself.  
Click pics for exciting *yawn* fun facts.

I just realised from the pics I have like three outfits.

Not good at keeping a diary, my brain is a bit too random but will have a decent go at it.   

About Me

Olivia Giles Kia ora everyone, I am Olivia, I am a writer, and an artist, welcome to my hectic mad world.