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A writer’s inspiration

I have often written about what makes me write and where I get my inspiration from. It is quite simple really, I get my inspiration from everything, absolutely anything and everything. Even the annoying kids who are playing on their … 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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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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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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Woken from a dream – write that story idea down now.

I am just up from being woken by a dream. It is a story, a brand spanking new story and very new subject matter for me. I did the only thing I could. I got up, turned on the pc … 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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