Author Archives: N. M. Thomas

About N. M. Thomas

I was born in the West of France, a region I like a lot. We moved around a lot with my parents and ended up in Paris area when I was five. I lived around Paris area until I was twenty one and decided to move to England to improve my English (yes, just like that!) It wasn't easy to be in a country and a part of Britain itself (East Yorkshire)where I could not understand people talking to me. The accent was so important that it took me about a year to become fluent. I stayed there for four years and decided to go back home to Paris. I met my husband, who is American, and finally, only stayed just over a year in France as we moved to the United States. I've always loved literature and foreign languages. I speak fluent French and English, and know some Russian, Italian, Spanish and German. I started to write poems when I was a teenager. My dad actually influenced me a lot, he used to write beautiful poems in French (and I keep telling him he should publish them!)So, I carried on writing poems until I decided to start writing books. I've got two amazing children who keep me on my toes all day long so I only get some time to write at night, but I would not change that for the whole world! And I find inspirations from the music I listen, Lifehouse, Casting Crows, Fireflight and others, but also and mainly from instrumental music, original movie soundtracks (those I love!)


I think everyone has been asking that question once…what if you were to ask yourself that question once again, what would you answer? I have been pondering on it for a while and came up with quite a list in … Continue reading

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THE SEASONS – How to use them in your writing

How the seasons add elemental vigour to your writing Come rain or shine. At this time of year, we start to notice the seasons changing. Have you ever noticed how your moods often change with the seasons? The way we … Continue reading

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Ask yourself a few questions, 1. The Reason Why are you writing this?   2. The Result What do you want?   3. The Reader Who are you writing for?   4. The Reader’s Needs What is your reader’s emotional … Continue reading

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TEN Quotes about FREEDOM

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. ~George Orwell You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once. ~Robert A. Heinlein Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that … Continue reading

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The Moment of Truth

The Spanish call it el momento de la verdad. Hemingway made it famous. It is called the Moment of Truth: the point in a bullfight at which the matador makes the final kill. It is a breathlessly decisive moment and … Continue reading

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What is a phobia?

It is a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it. The word phobia comes from the Greek, Phóbos, meaning ‘fear’ or ‘morbid fear’. Common symptoms associated with phobias … Continue reading

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TEN tips to get back on track!

1. Go to the source. Stop. Look your character in the eye and ask what he or she is thinking. Free write his or her response to you. Has this helped? Can you use what has been given to you? … Continue reading

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