GuestPost: @EvaJordanWriter's Writing ToolKit @UrbaneBooks @Lovebooksgroup

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Eva Jordan's much-anticipated follow up to the bestselling `All The Colours In-Between'.

Writer, Lizzie Lemalf, and her loving but somewhat dysfunctional family are still grieving over the loss of a much-loved family member. Lizzie is doing her best to keep her family together but why does the recent death of a well-known celebrity have them all in a spin? The police suspect foul play; Lizzie and other family members suspect one another. 

Lizzie begins searching for answers only to find herself being dragged back to the past, to 1960's London to be exact, and to the former life of her father, that up until now she has never been privy to. Every family has its secrets but how can the past hold the key to a present day celebrity death? They say the past comes back to haunt you. Surely the truth will out? Maybe, but only time will tell...  


Guest Post: Eva Jordan's Writing Toolkit

Many thanks for hosting me here on the Blog Tour for my third novel Time Will Tell. Today, I thought I’d give you a humorous insight as to some of the “tools” I consider useful during the writing process.

1. Foremost—coffee! Research suggests an estimated 70 million cups of coffee are drunk in the UK every single day—wow! I can’t get anything done until I’ve had my first cup of the day, and although advice about the health benefits of coffee is conflicting, the caffeine it contains is believed to stimulate the nervous system, making us more alert and focussed. However, too much can make us anxious and shaky—so it’s all about moderation, folks.

2. A laptop or a computer. Goes without saying I suppose, although there are authors who don’t use modern technology to pen their novels. Joyce Carol Oates says she prefers to write everything by longhand, and although Neil Gaiman writes his screenplays on a computer, he prefers to write his novels by hand. I prefer a computer. I trained as a typist when I left school, so I still use my typing skills to tap away at the keyboard. However, I use notepads to jot things down, so that brings me to my third item.

3. Notepads. I have lots of them: cheap ones, expensive ones, pretty ones. Some I’ve bought myself, others given as gifts, but I always have one by my desk, plus a small one in my bag for when I’m out and about. I even have one by the bed. Inspiration can come at the oddest moments, so it’s good to be prepared. I’ve yet to find a waterproof one for the shower though! See a small selection of some of my notebooks in the pic below.

4. Peace and quiet. I know some writers who love to pen their latest creation in cafes, or at home in the kitchen among the hullabaloo of everyday life. I prefer peace and quiet, although I don’t mind the familiar background noise of family life, as long as it’s behind a closed door. Occasionally, I write to music, especially if a particular song or composition has inspired a scene or chapter in my head. However, there is a special someone in my life that I don’t mind sitting with me while I write… Simba, my rather grumpy, but rather lovely cat.

5. And last but not least—chocolate. My guilty pleasure. Aww… c’mon, writing is hard work, uses a lot of energy, surely I can be forgiven this one indulgence? Besides, it’s official, chocolate is good for you! I’ve done the research and experts suggest chocolate is beneficial for the heart, circulation and brain. Just not a lorry load of the stuff. Like the coffee, it’s all about moderation!

About the Author:



Eva Jordan is a published writer of several short stories and Time Will Tell is her third novel. Eva lives in a small town in Cambridgeshire with partner Steve and three of our four children, who are a constant source of inspiration – they are all teenagers, need I say more! Eva’s career has been varied, including working in a Women’s Refuge and more recently at the city library. However, storytelling through the art of writing is her true passion


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