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Writing Is Taking Over My Life…

I wouldn’t mind, but there are a few other things I’d like to have some time for. Eating and sleeping, for instance. OK, it’s not actually that bad, but I think it is getting out of hand. I’ve spent quite a … Continue reading

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Editing – Part Two

I may have had reservations at the start, but I’m getting seriously into this editing malarkey now. I’m really beginning to appreciate the value of clarifying and simplifying what had become a fairly complex set of inter-weaving stories. It isn’t … Continue reading

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How do you edit a novel?

And how do you motivate yourself to get started?

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The Devil Rides Ute

I seem to remember I might have promised (or was it threatened) some more poetry. So here it is, another piece from my sojourn down under, inspired by a monstrous vehicle that trundled past me one day while I was … Continue reading

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Heaven knows I’m miserable now…

Steven Morrissey, not content with persuading Penguin to publish his autobiography as a classic, has now also got them to publish his debut novel. Stephen’s initials are, of course, S & M which, if the critics are to be believed, and we … Continue reading

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Book Sale

I’m sad to say my experience of Kindle self-publishing hasn’t quite matched that of the successful people Amazon wheel out in their regular newsletter (‘I was an ordinary house-husband/builder/shop assistant, etc. and then I wrote a novel, published it on … Continue reading

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Fiction or Autobiography?

fiction n. 1 prose literature, especially novels, describing imaginary events and  people. (1.) I’ve read that the questions authors most hate are those that suggest their work is autobiographical. Questions such as, ‘To what extent is your work autobiographical?’ or, ‘How much of … Continue reading

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