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Quoting Deadlines…. NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is looming on the horizon. As it is want to do. the dark nights are closing in and among other things there is the joy of daily 1664 word deadlines to look forward… Technically of course the term ‘deadline’ … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo : planning for the annual writing fest

Its that most wonderful time of the year No not the one in December… NaNoWriMo is almost upon us, and if you are planning to participate this year, you may be plotting already, even if your plotting to take the … Continue reading

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The Accidental Novel

Its October, the leaves are falling, the witches are abroad, and I’ve opened the blog up to guest writers again. Yes its Indie October. Throughout October some old favorites among my guests will be returning along with some new voices. … Continue reading

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The Complexity of a review…

A little over six years now I had a odd dream, woke up in a cold sweat, scribbled some rather idiosyncratic notes, and then tried fleetingly to get back to sleep. After an hour of staring at the ceiling, as … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo and stuff update…

November had been a busy month of writer stuff so far. Not least because its NaNoWriMo and I have been determined form the start to make a fist of it this year. Hence I have been too busy writing to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: planning for the writing fest

‘Its the most wonderful time of the year…’ No not the one in December… NaNoWriMo is almost upon us, and if you are planning to participate this year, you may be plotting already, even if your plotting to take the … Continue reading

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Research and the novelist

On occasion, prospective writers will ask for advice on how to become a better writer. Join any faceache writers group, and you will see a dozen questions of this type a day. Occasionally those asking such questions will even listen … Continue reading

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The Strange High House In The Mist: TCL#51

And so its back to fair old Kingsport, an odd little town on the New England coast the old tentacle hugger first brought to our attention in The Terrible Old Man, who, coincidently turns up at the beginning of this … Continue reading

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The Question of Genre…

I got asked a question a day or so ago on my Goodreads authors page As I don’t get asked too many questions on Goodreads (this is the first time ever), I took my time trying to answer it, and … Continue reading

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New release day…

New release day 🙂   Welcome to the world of Hannibal Smyth on kindle  For those who live within the busom of glorious Britania https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MB82RPZ   For those who reside on other shores https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MB82RPZ/ And Canada https://www.amazon.ca/Spider-Eye-Hannibal-Misadventure-Misadventures-ebook/dp/B07MB82RPZ Also available printed … Continue reading

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