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Disaster has struck. Perhaps.

So, that book I had finished and was going to leave alone for a while before editing. Weeeellll, I knew there were a couple of scenes that were missing and that needed to be added for continuity. I didn’t need … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning, I’m not sure.

Nine years ago, I think, I decided that I would write a book.  I don’t remember the day exactly, but I suspect I would have been in England and that I had walked around a couple of bookshops, seens thousands … Continue reading

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More plot holes than plot

I read Stephen King’s outstanding “On Writing” in a single sitting a couple of weeks ago, a truly excellent tool for those learning (do you  ever not learn?) the craft. Part auto biography part instructional missive, it set out the … Continue reading

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Running before I can crawl?

Speak to my agent! A phrase seen on television or in the films by starlets flouncing off to their trailer. Whatever that actually means, At over 60,000 words into a book, thoughts idly turned last night to what I’m going … Continue reading

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Note to self

When you drag a book out of your long since forgotten folder to continue the writing process, may I be so bold as to offer a tip? An unpublished author, nay, someone who hasn’t even managed the task of finishing … Continue reading

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How to write a novel.

Since I’ve pulled a few of my forthcoming masterpieces from the dim recesses of my hard drive, I’ve been writing. Like a beaver building his dam, I’ve become obsessed with it. I’m scribbling on my notebook in the office, then … Continue reading

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And so last night …..

After an electronic boot up the arse I dusted off my laptop, downloaded Scrivener after having loooong since used up the free 30 day trial and wrote a few words on one of the dozen or so unfinished books hidden … Continue reading

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