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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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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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Scenes from a coffee shop part 6

The sun has disappeared and the clouds gather above once again, ready to unleash their deluge. Occasional drops alert us to that impending challenge as my fellow coffee folk and I sit watching the world pass by one at a … Continue reading

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Scenes from a car showroom.

It is early. Well for me this is early. It is just before eight in the morning and I take my place at the small round tables at the end of the showroom having parted with the car key at … Continue reading

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The news – another great resource for writers

I do a daily flick around a number of news websites from the straight and factual to the more humorous and showbizzy. The reason? to see what has been going on in the world and if any story or part … 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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