The Writer's View: Nicole MacDonald

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My writing space

We rent a dinky wee house and I have a room for sewing/writing but my favorite space to write is our conservatory. It’s what used to be the front porch area and I love how a ‘proper wall & windows’ looks through to our bedroom. For some reason it always reminds me of a holiday cottage near the sea. The conservatory is carpeted and has full length curtains and is just big enough to squeeze a long low bookcase, a man-robe and a single arm chair in. From the arm chair I can see out to the hills at the end of the valley we live in and across the road to the local shops. Pretty net curtains stop people on the outside from directly seeing me through the full length glass windows. Normally the conservatory is just used by the cat and dog for sun baking *grin* but I also like to use it in the evenings to meditate. My fabulous partner set up a surround sound system for me so I can just plug my phone in and enjoy!

When I’m on a writing buzz I’ll spread out over the armchair with my giant green cushion jammed behind my back and a cup of tea on the low book case that runs right beside the chair. Littering the tops of the book case and man-robe are my collection of rocks and crystals. I especially love faceted crystals and have a few hanging ones in the windows too. It helps add to the ‘magical’ feeling I get from the room. I find it really easy to slip off to another world while in there and I’m less likely to be disturbed too. It’s a really simple, pretty and for me, enchanting room.

About the Author: Nicole MacDonald is the Independent author of The Arrival and Awakening, the first two books in the BirthRight Trilogy. Writing had never been a lifelong dream for her until she began The Arrival
but it now is an all-consuming passion.

A proud Kiwi (New Zealander) Nicole dreams that one day Peter Jackson will be in touch to option the film rights for the BirthRight Trilogy. When she's not daydreaming about that she's working on book three in the trilogy - Feel the Burn, available December 2012 - and planning future works.

Twitter: @DmslinaDrtyDrss

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Four friends in the midst of a man drought cast a love spell on a whim, unexpectedly landing them on another planet.


On a foreign and often hostile world, love teeters on the horizon while the threat of civil war looms thanks to the girls' surprising gifts. Will the girls master these gifts in time to survive a war in which not only are they the ultimate weapons, but also the ultimate prize?


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MomJane said…
I love your description of your conservatory. It sounds so cozy and relaxing.

I have read The Arival and loved it.
Anas said…
Really great scene, I'm just at the beginning of the book but it's quite interesting so far.

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Ingeborg said…
I like your description of your writing space. I also collect rocks and crystals and have them in every room of my house.

Andra Lyn said…
Thanks for sharing about your writing space! It really does sound magical! My own tends to be more towards locked in the closet-like writing room in my basement...but then I guess it makes my stories darker :P

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Lana A said…
Who would you like to play your hero and heroine, should your book be picked for a movie?

Thanks for hosting me today :)

And thanks, MomJane

Hope you enjoy it, Anas

Crystals/rocks are just fascinating aren't they, Ingeborg :)

Basements are very rare in NZ, Andra, though if we keep getting tornadoes we may need to change that ;p

Hi Lana :) I actually have a whole page on my blog devoted to who might play who, you can check it out here
emmarocks said…
Your writing room sounds lovely!

Lydia Klein said…
I like your choice of characters, I hope it will get picked up!

Mary Preston said…
I'd love to turn my front porch into a sun room or conservatory. It sounds ideal.