Cupid calls from Paris

Mireille Merlet-Shaw

CANDACE Davis knows a thing or two about being in love.

She knows it can send you to dizzying heights, but she also knows it can be hard, complicated and messy.

It's love's complexity that inspired Ms Davis to write a book about the universal language.

"I've always wanted to write a book," Ms Davis said.

"When I was researching ideas, I found a lot of people seemed to have trouble with love and it was just such a complex idea that it dawned on me to write my book about it."

The book will be a fiction piece that will investigate Ms Davis's experiences of love as well as other peoples.

However, the author isn't going about writing her book the easy way.

After leaving her job as an English teacher in Roma, Queensland and moving to the Northern Rivers, she has set herself a goal of researching the book for the next six months before she heads to Paris to write her novel in just 30 days.

"I've researched how many words go into a novel and worked out If I write 1600 words a day for 30 days I'll get it done," Ms Davis said.

To add another hurdle, Ms Davis is self publishing her book by raising money through the crowd funding website Pozible.

She said she plans to publish 100 copies of her book with the money raised.

"Crowd funding is a nice support as, as a writer you often feel isolated and having a community who support you is really nice," Ms Davis said.

"Knowing there are people who believe in me and have put some money into my dream really picks me up if I'm having a bad day."



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