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The trials and tribulations of preparing my book for e-publishing

There comes a time when one can no longer do the rounds of submissions and wait the interminable wait of the hopeful author with agent and publishers. It is taking too long and in the case of my latest book … 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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After the euphoria of a publishing contract

This post concerns something that to date I have very little knowledge on, but aim to be a certified expert about in the near future. That is, what happens to a manuscript one a publisher takes it on? My experience … Continue reading

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A writer must be organised

This picture of 8 drafts of the manuscript for my crime thriller The Truth laid out on the bedroom floor demonstrates one very important thing that a writer must be – ORGANISED. Unfortunately, writing is not simply being creative and having … Continue reading

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The Synopsis, a great idea often poorly executed.

After the euphoria of completing the first draft of your manuscript, it is a logical thing for a writer to start to think about their synopsis. I have recently finished a number of novels and first started writing properly 17 … Continue reading

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Submissions – the long wait

All writers know, unless they are very lucky, that the difficult part of writing is that part that is out of your hands. Not in your control, “with someone else”. Whether that waiting for Beta reader comments or a submission … Continue reading

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Post writing blues…..

You know, as someone who writes full length novels, either crime thrillers such as The Truth or fantasy faery stories like my Fendrel’s Tale Trilogy, the hardest part for me is the “what do I do now it is finished”. … Continue reading

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