The Day I Burned My ‘How-to-write’ Books 

 

Many years ago, when my bookshelves were filled with ‘how to’ manuals on writing, I remember struggling with the popular wisdom that writers should make a ‘character board’ for every character they invent. I associated these kind of pictoral…

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So, how do I get my novel published?

 

A client recently asked me how the mechanics of publishing work. This client has no interest in self-publishing; rather, he’s hoping to take the mainstream route when his novel is ready. I decided to blog about this because there…

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Why is Genre so Important? 

 

Over the last few years, I’ve been privileged to join many writers on their on-going creative journeys, some who are already published, others who aspire to see their work in print. I’ve been asked to offer editorial advice on…

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Nearing the end of my PhD Creative Writing

It’s been a long time since I blogged, mainly due to having moved to the other side of the world. I took a brief intercalation from my PhD, which helped with the readjustment, then picked up writing where I’d left…

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Exciting news!

Fahrenheit Press tweeted the following. It won't last forever but it made me smile:

It's Book Launch Time...

The design team at Fahrenheit have created a wonderful cover (they also came up with the new title 'Iteration' to replace my working title 'Jennifer's Garden') - and the book is due to hit the shelves tomorrow. 

Here’s the…

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Seriously?


Recently, I came face to face with one of those odd little unsolvable mysteries.

I was ordering an on-line shop including ice cream for the kids, when I noticed that the Morrisons site had somehow put a picture of The…

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