Category Archives: awards

It’s Monday night and I just got paid…

…my first actual, real life, not all imaginary, non-fantasy related payment as an author. And I got to see my words being performed in front of a paying audience. Let me explain. Just before Christmas, at the urging of my … Continue reading

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Alas Dear Reader……..

I was a runner up. So a bit of who, what,why, where, when and how is probably in order. However I am a great believer in not re-inventing the wheel, so I shall let one of my fellow runners up … Continue reading

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The next 48 hours will be interesting…..

This Thursday one of five writers will find out whether their career as a potential author will get a turbo-charged kick into the world of literature. I oscillate between hopeful optimism and dread pessimism – which is the usual lot … Continue reading

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Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends.

The story so far….Aspiring wannabe author Newton Fisher – that’s me, has had his first novel “The Differences” shortlisted for a prestigious literary award – that’s this. As part of the reward for getting on the shortlist; all us newbies … Continue reading

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Whoooo Hoooo!

Sometimes, sometimes it all seems worth it. It all falls into place and you realise yes you are doing the right thing. For the first time in your entire life you sit back, relax and say (sotto voice) “that’ll do … Continue reading

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