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by Julie Jones
1st November 2021

Hi, Julie Jones here, a new member on this site.

I am currently writing my first non-fiction book and have recently acquired a non-fiction writing qualification for the Manchester Writer's Bureau.

I am working from 30 years of journals and knowledge gained over 30 years of interest in Israel and Palestine.  My book covers the period from British Mandatory rule to today. 

I first went to Israel in 1993 and was drawn into present issues while looking into the past. My objective at that time was to find out what the British, my father included, would not talk about.  I never would have believed then that this would be a life-changing journey, or the opportunities that would appear before me.

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Harry Turnbull
13/11/2021

Hi Julie,
Welcome to the W&A website!
Your non-fiction project sounds brilliant. How far away are you from completion of a first draft, or a full manuscript?
All best,
Clare
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10/11/2021

Thank you Jonathan, that's very kind. I am not an academic writer, more a travel writer who talks about the people I meet. Are you writing at the moment?

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02/11/2021

Yes, in that I have a finished 1st draft and another MS at 20k, but no because I don't have the spare time. Lockdown furlough was great writing time for me, but full- and part-time jobs make it hard.
I keep joking I'll have more time when I retire!

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