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    Let’s talk character as place…literally…I’m talking


    Here is a little video I did last year down at Manly Beach. I’m talking about the beach or a place as a character.

    Manly BeachTo further illustrate the point…this is a picture of the same beach I took yesterday in the height of summer. The sun is brighter, the sky is a different shade of blue and it is a whole lot more crowded.

    I love using the beach and the ocean in my writing because it is so much a part of my day to day life.

    This beach is at Manly in Australia and features in my novel Mr Right and Other Mongrels.

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    Why add video to my blog?


    Thanks to all those who gave me feedback on my first video blog post. I do take your thoughts and opinions on board.

    Here is a quick explanation of what I hope to achieve with the addition of video…the next video will be filmed “on location”. Stay tuned.

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    First video blog – here we go!


    Here we go! Here is my first video blog entry.

    It’s always weird to see oneself on video. I look a bit stilted and my efforts not to wave my hands like a crazy person when I talk have me shrugging my shoulders and awful lot but it’s kind of an unnatural process so I’m cutting myself some slack. I’m sure I’ll get used to it. Hopefully though it adds a new fun dimension to the blog.

    Here’s my first attempt!



    Pauline Norris
    7/28/2013 08:58:29 pm

    Looking good, didn’t notice shoulder shrugging till you mentioned it.

    7/28/2013 10:08:20 pm

    Big fun! I feel more connected already! Can’t wait for the new book!

    7/29/2013 02:00:55 am

    I can not wait for your new books, as I have loved the first three.

    Pamela Cook
    7/29/2013 07:48:08 am

    Great job Monique. You’re very brave. I couldn’t do it!

    janet josselyn
    7/29/2013 08:33:09 am

    I think you did a great job! Maybe you could be outside in the next one. I felt that we were in a very tight corner!!! You did great, though!