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Is this you…?


In our ever increasingly busy chaotic world, where is your favourite ‘go to’ place to immerse yourself in an author’s work?


2017 – Is This the Year We’ve All Been Waiting For?


What challenges and goals have you set for yourself ? Will this be the year that you finally get around to writing that novel ? Are you going to put those poems into a collection for others to enjoy ? Do you need to get down to the library to start that research ? Is that night class on this year you put off the last few years that you always wanted to do ?


At the Bach Doctor Press, we have started the year editing and proofreading two projects that we hope are published later this year, with another three projects waiting in the wings. Join us and we will keep you up to date with some of our adventures and happenings as we journey through this exciting, humourous, positive year of change.


Make this the year that you start to pull your dreams together and bring them into reality ! After all, there is only one person holding you back !

Writers Week in Wellington – Robert Dessaix on Enid Blyton


Saturday night saw us gathering at the Dowse Art Museum to listen to that ‘naughty show pony’ Robert Dessaix, the Australian novelist, essayist and journalist, describe his lasting influences of a childhood reading the enchanting tales of Enid Blyton.

Robert’s flamboyant humour peppered his insightful commentary which left his audience much to ponder as he regaled us all with the themes of being transported on fun, daring adventures, winning over enemies, feasting on sugary treats and lashings of ginger beer, before returning home with Dick, Fanny and the gang.

Catch Robert if he comes to a town near you, you won’t be disappointed!



Bookish Problem…



How many suffer from this condition I wonder? I know most of us here at the Bach Doctor Press do! What are some of your ‘Bookish Problems’?

Ted Ponders – Coffee


So much inspired writing takes place in coffee shops these days that you have to wonder if the global coffee culture is having an effect on how we view the world.

From JK Rowling bringing us wondrous wizardly tales to the pure evil and complex machinations of the devious criminal minds that inhabit Scandinavian crime novels, is there some ‘X’ factor in that delicious brew that inspires writers and takes them on their various flights of fancy?

Or is it the new pastime of ‘people watching’ that so many of us indulge in? Surreptitiously observing people and imagining what their lives must be like over the rim of an innocuous coffee cup – how many novels have sprung from such whimsy?

The constant chatter of the various disparate groups congregating around cheap tables sipping on their own favoured variation of that coca bean product, giving the author a continuous parade of prospective characters, with which to dwell within the pages of the tale being typed on their laptop.

Snatches of conversation and tid-bits of information overheard perhaps providing the inspiration to overcome that momentary writing block and let the fingers continue their merry keyboard dance again.

Inspired and stimulated by the caffeine muse can be all the motivation we writers and creators need, so take that coffee break without any guilt – you just never know where you and your character may end up……