Gail Tagarro Author

Winter in Mallorca – a Novel

cover of historical novel by G.E. Tagarro Winter in Mallorca about Chopin and George Sand

Frédéric Chopin and George Sand’s relationship is one of the first celebrity romances that took place, fittingly, during the Romantic era.

Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, a French writer who uses the pseudonym George Sand and wears male clothing to enjoy the freedoms unavailable to women, is a cigar-smoking, outspoken non-conformist. Chopin is deeply Catholic, proper and conservative.

While Sand is organising to spend the winter in Mallorca with her two children, Chopin receives doctor’s orders to leave Paris for the winter and go to a warmer climate.

The couple has high hopes of being creatively productive on the island. They are irresistibly drawn to the abandoned monastery in the village of Valldemosa, set picturesquely on a mountaintop above Mallorca.

But far from the warm interlude they have been expecting, the winter is the coldest in recorded history. The monastery is draughty and freezing and the locals are hostile towards them.

Chopin is a moody and sickly genius. Sand has to decide if she will accept her changed role from lover to nurse and protector. Sand’s manipulative nine-year-old daughter causes conflict between them. Will the relationship of this seemingly mismatched couple be strong enough to withstand so many tensions in their draughty mountaintop home?

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Ten Ways to Super-Charge Your Writing Skills: with bonus chapter on Self-Publishing

This book contains ten chapters of simply explained writing techniques and tips that will help you super-charge your writing!

The eleventh chapter is a bonus chapter on Self-Publishing, answering all your questions about how to self-publish your book.

Other chapters include how to handle writing techniques like pacing, head-hopping and narrative arc, ways to improve your grammar and vocabulary, and suggestions for getting ‘unstuck’ in your writing.

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Everything You Need to Know About How to Self-Publish Your Book

This booklet is the same as the bonus chapter in my book Ten Ways to Super-Charge Your Writing Skills.

If you only want to learn about Self-Publishing, then you can just download this booklet.

Only $5.95. Get your copy now and learn how easy it is to self-publish your book!

Read The Writing Coach’s short stories below

Gail Tagarro Author would like to share with you three short stories she wrote several years ago. They are free downloads, so please enjoy!

Painful Amore

Painful Amore is a short story aimed at both children and adults. It is the result of a creative writing exercise I did with a writers’ group I belonged to at the time. We went around the group and each of us contributed two random words which we had to incorporate in a short story. We wrote the story during the group meeting, read our stories out to one another during the meeting, and then polished the stories later in our own time.

It was an interesting exercise to have to use seemingly unrelated words in a short piece of writing. I found the process very useful, as it unlocked the creative side of my brain and allowed me to ‘just write’ without thinking too much.

It’s a few years ago now, so I only remember three of the words the group bandied around: amore, glint and painful.

Painful Amore was read out by Chas Eales on Radio 91.3 FM in 2003.

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Tom’s Boring Day

This is another short story for children. When our daughter was just seven, she had a friend in her class called Tom. We became friends with his family.

Tom got sick and had to take a few days off school. He complained he was bored, so I wrote this story to entertain him.

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The Shed

The Shed is another story that was the result of a writing exercise with a writers’ group.

We had to write about something from our childhood. It didn’t take long for the image of our old family shed to pop into my mind, and the story grew from there.

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These stories are the tip of my writing iceberg. Gail Tagarro Author will be sharing more stories for download at very reasonable prices in the coming months.

Gail Tagarro, MA, Author, Accredited Editor (AE) IPEd

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