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Update

I appreciate that many of my loyal followers lose sleep at nights wondering what I’m up to in my career, so I thought it was high to time bring you up to date on things. The vast majority of authors … Continue reading

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January 1st 2016

A Happy New Year to both of my followers! To maintain the momentum generated by my thrilling series last year on the Anglo-Saxon months, I have decided to start a new one featuring writing-related words of wisdom from my favourite … Continue reading

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If At First…

Yesterday I got an agent’s standard rejection email to a submission I sent in June, and as I was electronically filing it away I was struck by how many submissions were in the separate correspondence folder I always create for … Continue reading

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Don’t Despair

Rejections are a soul-destroying business, but it’s not always your fault. I’ve just learned that Graham Greene only came second when he entered a “Write Like Graham Greene” competition under a pseudonym. This in turn reminded me of an experiment … Continue reading

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Synopsis Writing

Synopses can be tricky to write, and they cause a lot of headaches among new writers. My main advice is to keep it short and factual. Put yourself in the position of an editor, agent, or someone employed by them … Continue reading

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The Man in the Cafe

I often go and do a bit of writing in my favourite cafe. I don’t actually get much work done because there are too many distractions, but I feel that proper writers write in cafes sometime so I do it … Continue reading

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The Craziest Day

Tuesday was the weirdest and most ridiculous day of my writing career to date – in a nice way. One of my faults is that I have a butterfly mind and tend to keep switching from project to project depending … Continue reading

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