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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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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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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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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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Writers – when is it time to spill the beans?

Writers can be the most fickle of people and having been around a lot of them recently, I can safely say without fear of contradiction that we ALL have our own way of doing things. Be it there pre-planning work, first … Continue reading

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