Claire Gallagher

Claire Gallagher is known inside the Colony as Claire G. If you’re not yet a member, it’s free to join as a Basic Member.

Claire is a self-published author of contemporary romances. She has a literary agent and is aiming to traditionally publish her more psychological novels.

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Rejection

You Are Not Alone Most people experience rejection when querying. Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, got so many rejections she ended...
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Writing Routines

Time and Head Space When I was teaching full-time, I found it difficult to fit in any writing. It’s definitely not a nine-to-three job! My...
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Self-Critiquing

Who the hell do you think you are? I once heard that authors alternate between two perceptions of their work-in-progress. One is: ‘This is amazing!...
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What Makes Great Writing?

We All Have Our Own Opinions Of course we do! Life would be very boring if we didn’t. But there are elements to story that...
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Multiple Points-of-View

Say What? Writing a novel with more than one point-of-view can be tricky. How can you juggle different personalities and motivations – and somehow use...
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Ghost Writing

Sorry! I’ve been a tad disingenuous with this title because I’m not referring to the act of writing on behalf of others, but rather the...
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Unreliable Narrators (Spoiler Alert!)

An Issue of Trust I’ll admit, novels with an unreliable narrator are not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love them. You start off thinking...
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Unlikeable Characters

Save the Cat? My three psychological novels have unlikeable point-of-view characters. Without balance, they can appear two-dimensional – and I’ve discovered that achieving that balance...
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Writing Different Genres

First Things First I’ve never understood people who have a favourite song, book or film. Surely your choice depends on your mood. It’s the same...

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