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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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Those little extras that pay off dividends – one day. Part 1

If, like me, you are a bit of “things need to be put in the right place” kind of chap, or chapess, then I have some handy tips for your note book and computer record keeping. Now, I know right now many … Continue reading

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Dealing with those unexpected issues – the very late fix!

AS some of you may know, I am in the process of getting my latest crime thriller The Truth ready as an ebook and paperback. All I have to do is get the cover done and it will be pressing … Continue reading

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The show-hide button, a great tool for writers

I am currently in the final throws of formatting my new crime thriller, The Truth in preparation for publication as an ebook and paperback very soon.   Getting a text exactly right is an art-form and it is even more … Continue reading

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Why it is important to re-print and re-read after a large edit.

My writing process can be both fluid and stuttering. When writing new material as a first draft I get in the zone and in that space anything is possible. Words spill out onto the paper by the thousand and all … 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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my busy autumn and winter, so far

Some of you may have noticed that my usual many times a week postings have dried up a bit of late. There are good reasons for this. It has been because of my writing and it is time to fill … Continue reading

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