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Writing Female Characters

I have over the years read too many books with shocking badly written female characters in them. I suspect I am not alone. Indeed I can give you a list of far too many ‘great’ writers who write awful female … Continue reading

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The good death cell guide

Hannibal Smyth has an unfortunate habit of ending up in one prison cell or another. Often, due to the whatever recent nefariousness he has undertaken, endured, or found himself wrapped up in, he tends to assume these prison cells are … Continue reading

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Making it pretty, and other vanities…

I really enjoy typesetting. There is something cathartic about it. For months I have been slaving away with first drafts, second drafts , third drafts , edits, redrafts, more edits, post editor editing, revisions… All fun stuff I assure you. … Continue reading

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The great cover debate…

One of the problems with self-publishing is that the writer exists in a microcosmic world. Unlike more traditional routes where many decisions are taken for you and to a degree a certain amount of the weight is taken form your … Continue reading

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Occasional self promotion… Maybe…

2020 is hopefully going to be a big year for me, I say more in hope than expectation but if you can’t back yourself who will? Among other things I turn fifty on the ides of march. So I will … Continue reading

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From whence I write…

The place I write from is not a happy place. This was a lesson learn the hard way, but a lesson learned hard, is a lesson learned well. But all the same it is a bitter kind of lesson. Writing … 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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