Tag Archives: Dialogue

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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Watt on earth is going on

Oh, hello. Yes I know, where have I been what have I been doing? Well mostly I have been waiting, and I think you can guess that currently there has been a deafening silence from the agent community about the … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press

Ok folks, the report from Russel McLean is in. The background for this formal critique of the first three chapters can be found here. As I promised right at the beginning, the reason for this blog is a warts and … Continue reading

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Mid Term Review

Whilst waiting for the paid feedback from a professional editor, this week I shall be indulging in a bit of critical self-feedback based wholly on this serendipitous article that came my way last Saturday. Suggest you have a gander at it … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Sits And Thinks…Sometimes I Just Sits

Inspiration, something all writers crave. But if I have learnt one thing so far about the process I am going through is that it’s a dammed elusive beast. The more you strive for it the less likely you are to … Continue reading

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It’s All Just Talk

Was discussing my first draft the other day with a friend who has graciously agreed to follow my progress. The friend in question is a fearsome sub editor, amongst other talents, and the first thing she said to me after reading the first … Continue reading

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