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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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Schhhh…….

I can’t tell you! I just can’t tell you….well not yet anyway. I know, I know, radio silence and then all mysterious. There is a reason but all that will become clear next week. So what have I been up … Continue reading

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Everybody, meet Ben. Ben, meet everybody.

Well in todays exciting instalment of how to write a novel in several hundred easy steps we meet Ben. Ben is my new mentor and editor, courtesy of those nice people at Cornerstones I mentioned last time. Ben and I … Continue reading

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Sometimes I sits and waits….sometimes I just sits.

Yeah I know. Nothing for virtually a month. What the hell have you been doing man. Honestly it’s not my fault. I have been waiting for agent feedback. After the last blog I sent out ten submissions to various agents … Continue reading

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(chorus) “I’m gonna be rejected!”

First off, apologies to any Alice Cooper fans out there for the lift. Secondly, apologies for the absence. This was due to circumstances beyond my control. OK, now back to the show. This week it’s all about rejection. The sort … Continue reading

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Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

Not so much of a blog as a personal update. This morning my mother died. It was long expected, and today her suffering came to an end. Updates maybe a little less frequent and work on the book has stopped for … Continue reading

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“I’m sorry, I have a plane to catch.”

Clever, very clever. I bet you say that to all your master classes. Mind you so would I. Any excuse to be able to make a sharp exit and not have your path blocked by us zombie like authors, all desperate to … Continue reading

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