The American Resident

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The American Resident
The American Resident is written by Michelle Garrett, an American expat making a home in Britain for over 20 years. She is a freelance writer and is currenctly working on 2 expat guides.
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  • Writer wish list 1 month ago The American Resident An unexpected gem I found at the few writers’ workshops and events I’ve attended is that if an agent likes a writers’ work, they want to impress the writer as much as the writer is trying to impress them. It’s not all about writers bribing agents with chocolate. (But...
  • Writing a novel is really hard work 1 month ago The American Resident Writing a novel is really hard work. Don’t laugh. I know that sounds whiney (and obvious). But, I thought that if I had my act together, you know, got really organised, prioritised my novel like I would any job (that’s why you know I’m in but I don’t answer my...
  • Turbulence on re-entry 2 months ago The American Resident   Going home, returning home. The life of a long-term expat means you may get into the uncomfortable position of living in a state of perpetual homesickness wherever you are. There is no cure. The more I visit home the worse it feels because I am reminded of the good things....
  • Another unfair strike against expats? 4 months ago The American Resident There are all kinds of immigrants and expats and it must be difficult to create legislation to cover all situations but sometimes the legislation is so far off the mark that feels truly obstructive to the people who are trying to live honestly and fairly in the country of...
  • Grown-up sized waffle maker 4 months ago The American Resident   Waffles, as we know them today, began in the geographical area that includes Belgium, Netherlands and northern France in the 1700s, although earlier versions have been made (as wafers, pressed between two iron plates) since the Middle Ages. So. Why are waffles much more...

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