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Selling. The hardest part of being an author.

Being a writer and doing the writing part and all that that entails is, for me, the easy part. There are things you can do to improve the writing and a plethora of creative writing tips and guidelines out there that … Continue reading

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Those little extras that pay dividends – one day. Part 2.

So, now it is time to think about the other stuff that you will need to sell your book to a publisher or agent. Firstly and most importantly, GIVE THEM WHAT THEY HAVE ASKED FOR. Nothing more, nothing less. No … Continue reading

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A big thank you!

A big thank you goes out to all those of you who downloaded The Truth during its free promotional give away at the beginning of the month. Over 200 of you took the opportunity and I would like to say … Continue reading

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The Truth – the first 5 star review on Amazon

I am delighted to share the first review of my new crime thriller, The Truth. This 5 STAR review was posted on Amazon.de. “Without revealing anything of the intricate plot, this book is not for the fainthearted. It keeps you … Continue reading

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Writers and the school of hard knocks.

It is often said that writing a book is one of the hardest things to do. I’m not so sure because I’m able to knock out first drafts with relative ease. What I do know is that getting that book … Continue reading

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Why a copy editor is esential for your writing project.

I am currently on the island that is “book written, now edit.” It’s a lonely inhospitable place, but all writers go there at some stage in a book’s life. I have seven books like that, yes, seven. Three fantasy, three … Continue reading

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Editing and proof reading – the reality

I thought I was quite a good writer in that I can write quickly and I could approach the editing stages with a cold determination to route out all of the unwanted and unnecessary in my novels. Not a bit … Continue reading

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