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Typsetting

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet recently. It’s because I’ve had my head in a book – my book. I’ve been typesetting. When I decided to self-publish my latest novel, I knew there would be some work … Continue reading

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – Book Review

With so many books being published, it’s no surprise that publishers are always on the lookout  for something new – something that will make a book stand out. It’s true now, and it will have been true in 2007, when … Continue reading

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Idiots Guide to Self-Publishing… Part Two

I said there was a great deal of work involved in self-publishing. There are an enormous number of companies offering self-publishing services, from straight forward book printers, to those that will do pretty much everything (except write the book for you). Continue reading

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An Idiot’s Guide to Self-Publishing… Part One

The idiot in question being yours truly! Having researched the subject, I’ve discovered that self-publishing takes a lot of work, time, effort, and can involve spending what to most of us is a significant amount of money. And all with … Continue reading

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Robot Writing

I’ve heard reports that an increasing number of articles are being written by robots. This is a worrying trend. We’ve become used to robots in manufacturing, and accepted that while they might have displaced some human workers, at least the … Continue reading

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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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