Clare Davidson The blog of author Clare Davidson http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/feed The icons who have left us My mum tagged me in a Facebook post this morning, which was noting that it's been 30 years to the day that Karen Carpenter died.I'm too young to have been a fan of the Carpenters whilst Karen was still alive, but at some point in my teens I heard her voice and instantly fell in love. http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2648-the-icons-who-have-left-us http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2648-the-icons-who-have-left-us Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:53:55 +0000 Talent versus practise In arts and sports, we often talk about "talent" and how some people have it and some people, quite simply, don't. Is it therefore impossible for someone without "talent" to ever be as good as someone who does, no matter how much effort and practise they put in?I find that a very depressing notion. http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2633-talent-versus-practise http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2633-talent-versus-practise Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:40:37 +0000 The Imperfection of Kim I first wrote this blog post for a guest slot on Monica LaPorta's blog last year. However, I thought it was pretty apt to share today, as Reaper's Rhythm (The Hidden Series Book 1) is being re-released by Realmwalker Publishing. http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2630-the-imperfection-of-kim http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2630-the-imperfection-of-kim Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:44:39 +0000 Writer's Block is Real (and don't let anyone tell you it isn't) I've lost count of the number I've articles I've read (by authors), who claim writer's block isn't real and that you should just get over it, sit your butt down and write. That if you sit down and force yourself, words will come. http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2620-writers-block-is-real-and-dont-let-anyone-tell-you-it-isnt http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2620-writers-block-is-real-and-dont-let-anyone-tell-you-it-isnt Sat, 31 Oct 2015 16:31:36 +0000 The Wolves of Gettryne We're all told the "truth" of the society we live in: the rules we're supposed to obey, the beliefs we're supposed to hold. And for the most part, we accept those rules and those beliefs because they're the norm. http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2602-the-wolves-of-gettryne http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2602-the-wolves-of-gettryne Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:23:00 +0100 Kiana: The evolution of a character Trinity originally started life as a different book, with a different set of characters. Over time (and childbirth) the story and the characters evolved into Trinity.Kiana (or Trea as she was originally called), had the most evolving and growing to do. http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2591-kiana-the-evolution-of-a-character http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2591-kiana-the-evolution-of-a-character Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:20:04 +0100 Trinity As you all know, I recently signed with Realmwalker Publishing Group. Part of that deal, was to re-release my backlist, starting with Trinity. I'm therefore pleased to announce that, as of today, Trinity is available for Kindle and in paperback. http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2570-trinity http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2570-trinity Tue, 08 Sep 2015 17:24:05 +0100 To my mum: an apology I was a horrible kid. We fought all the time. I remember standing in the garden and screaming at the top of my lungs how much I hated you.As an adult, I can look back and see how wrong my actions were and how I had no right to lash out at you, or get angry at you when things weren't going right in my life. http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2568-to-my-mum-an-apology http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2568-to-my-mum-an-apology Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:28:57 +0100 Book review: The First Foods Book This post is a little off topic. I know I've reviewed books on here before, but they've all been YA, fantasy, or both!However, as regular visitors know, I've been somewhat distracted by the newest addition to my family. http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2557-book-review-the-first-foods-book http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2557-book-review-the-first-foods-book Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:36:19 +0100 Inside Out Warning, there may be spoilers ahead!One thing I love about having children, is getting to go and see kids' films. Although, I have to admit, I was a bit indifferent to Inside Out. Sure, I'd seen the trailers. http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2547-inside-out http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/2547-inside-out Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:00:41 +0100