Monthly Archives: October 2013

A big thank you and more about my other blogs

I now have over 300 subscribed followers to my blogs and I would like to take the opportunity of thanking all of you who have stopped by to read my thoughts, ideas, the occasional rant and the odd piece of … Continue reading

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Editing blues

I have been doing a lot of editing to various drafts of various books I have on the go at the moment and one of the biggest problems I face is keeping motivated doing the editing so that I am actually doing … Continue reading

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When is too much?

Writers ponder many things when they write, some of it related to what they are writing, a lot about completely different things that just randomly pop in and out of their heads, seemingly at will. It can be difficult staying … Continue reading

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The crucial middle third of a book, doing the hard yards

People who write books whether for a living, for pleasure or just because they feel like it are very exceptional people. There is an old saying that goes something like “everyone has a book in them”. But, not everyone tries to … Continue reading

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What is a writer?

An interesting question don’t you think. For many professions it is quite easy to define what they are, a brick layer lays bricks, a gardener works in a garden, an accountant does accounts and numbers, but what is a writer? … Continue reading

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When the words just don’t feel right

All writers are different in some way, so to generalise is to make a large assumption and a big mistake. But, in saying that there are some similarities and traits that all, or most writers get from time to time. … Continue reading

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Do writers use actual people in their books?

The answer of course is yes and no. Yes, they do use certain bits, traits, idiosyncrasies and features of a lot of people and meld them into one character, but do they “pick” someone they know and hey presto, there’s … Continue reading

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