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Delving through notebooks…

I don’t do poetry… In a rush on the way out to the day job, I grabbed a random notebook form my pile of half-used notebooks, knowing I needed one for work. It wasn’t until I was sat at my … Continue reading

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Publishing the self…

Opinions, as the saying goes, are like arseholes, everybody’s got one, and some people are closer to theirs than others. As a rule, therefore, I find I only trust the opinions of those who have first proved not to ride … 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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SPAGFTT8: Pdf’s and pirates

I’ve not done one of these ‘helpful’ guides for a long while, this one came about because of a bit of a rant on my part (yes I know that’s hard for regular readers to believe, me, rant, never…). A … Continue reading

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Covers and Tassels…

I don’t normally do WIP updates as such, and certainly not when I am still writing the first draft. But at the same time, I am not normally writing the second book of a series and doing so a week … Continue reading

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Oh so quotable…

Not done a quote-post for a while, and so to address that error here is a quote-post on a subject close to my heart, that of books… Those wonderful things made of paper that can hold whole universes within them … 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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