N E Harvey

Bio: I grew up in Buckinghamshire, England and I was fortunate enough to have parents who both loved to read. I was even more fortunate to be one of 6 children which meant there were always loads of books available to me. English Literature was my favourite subject at school and so obviously when I went to college I did nothing whatsoever to do with writing or Literature. I decided not to go to university, partly because i didn't know what to do there. Since then I have worked in an office and spent my spare time making up stories for my friends for fun. As I approached my 30th birthday, a voice in my head told me to start thinking seriously about what I wanted to do with my life. I found a creative writing course online, and here I am! Learning the techniques I need to turn my silly bedtime stories into proper published books. I have finished my writing course (I passed!) and have my sights set on a Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. I also hope to publish my first book later on this year. Exciting Times!!

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  1. Hi Naomi,

    I would like to nominate you to participate in a Writing Process Blog Meme.
    If you accept my nomination, you will need to write an article prompted by the following four questions and post it on your blog on May 5th, 2014. You’ll also nominate three writers of your choice to post their articles on their blogs on May 12th, 2014. The four questions:

    What am I working on at the moment?
    How does my work differ from others of its genre?
    Why do I write what I do?
    How does my writing process work?

    I’d be honored if you would accept this nomination. Please let me know ASAP so that I can feature your blog in my post on April 28th, 2014. And I apologize that this is somewhat last minute – took me a while to figure out how to do this.

    I will use your About Me Profile information to let my viewers know more about you, if you don’t mind. I won’t be be copying and pasting to my post until Sunday the 27th, so if you’d like to update the information you have time.

    Thank you, I really hope you decide to try this. I’m excited to showcase your hard work.


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      1. You’re welcome, Naomi. I like your work, and I’m so happy to showcase it! I will link on your ‘about page’ to my post when it goes up on Sunday or Monday. I’m going to use the comments you’ve listed in your ‘about page’ to introduce you, but if you wish to add or subtract anything to those comments, could you let me know by Friday night or Saturday morning? Thanks! So glad to have you on board for this!

        Warm regards, Kate


  2. Aw, this was an exceptionally nice post. Taking the time and actual
    effort to generate a top notch article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot
    and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.


  3. Oh, I’ve been there. I used to make up stories for a friend of mine, who passed away from cancer. I was thinking of resurrecting those stories but she had all the hard copies. I used to send them to her in the mail. Good luck with your writing. I see kate Loveton is interested in your work. I know Kate and she’s a darling. She reviews my stuff and I always feel great afterwards. Lucy


  4. Hi Naomi. I just saw a comment you wrote on Bob Mayer’s blog, and felt like I had to stop by to throw in my two cents worth of advice regarding publishing.

    Last year, I was in the same boat as you.

    Then I heard about self-publishing. I met some indie authors online. I listened. And I learned.

    Now I’m self-publishing my very first book of short stories. In fact, last night I uploaded my ebook, Risky Issues, to Amazon. I’m now in the “waiting” stage. Apparently, it’s in the process of being published to the Kindle store as I type this! How exciting that in 12 hours or less, I will officially be a published author!

    While there are many options for authors out there nowadays, including all the time-consuming stuff that goes along with traditional publishing, independent publishing is on the rise. No agent. No query letters. No contracts to be tied to. Instead, you have control and freedom.

    And indie authors are helpful, too. “Cooperation, not competition” is the motto of many.

    When you are done with Camp Nano, you might want to give self-publishing a shot.

    FYI, my blog is Wording Well, in case you want to check it out. 😉

    And whatever you decide to do, good luck with your books!

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    1. Thank you for coming to find me to give me some advice, I really appreciate it. Congratulations on your Self-Publishing excitement!

      I’ll hunt down your blog and check it out. 🙂


  5. Naomi, Thanks for following my blog. I look forward to keeping up with the progress you are making. I am in my late 30’s and still do not know what to “do with my life”. I love that you are going for gold!

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  6. I’m uncannily like you. I also grew up around many books and book lovers, also loved Literature at school, and I also decided not to do anything literature-related at college. So glad I found you here.


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