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The Harvey Duckman Experience

The bulk of this post is a reblog from Sixth Element publishing’s website. Hence the disclaimer below. I do however heartily encourage any published or unpublished indie writer of Horror, Scifi, fantasy or Steampunk who would be interested in having … Continue reading

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The page count dichotomy…

In the past, I’ve written a fair few mini guides for indie writers looking to self publish. One way to sum up these posts would be to call them ‘the list of things I have done wrong then had to … Continue reading

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Tassels, Squids, Duckman, and Maybe, Something Red…

Theoretically, at least, one of the main reasons this blog exists is so I can keep in contact with my readers and give them updates on what is coming down the pipe, so to speak. That is it was one … Continue reading

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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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To be brave is to fear…

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration ~ Frank Herbert That little quote from Dune is one of my favourites, and I have on occasion repeated to myself when I faced … 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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