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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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Feedback…..

…is definitely important as the novel evolves. I am lucky in that I have a number of followers who are charged with reading the ad hoc chunks that I fling in their general direction. Here is a recent example. Follower … Continue reading

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Time And A Place

Ok in a break from the normal I shall do things in reverse order this week. First in other news the draft has gone up to 73.5k. This is less than in previous weeks for two reasons. One of them … 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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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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One Down Many More To Go

Dear Richard, Thank you for the opportunity to read “A Meeting of Minds.” Unfortunately, it was not selected for inclusion in UFO6. Sorry about the bad news, and please try us again next year. Unidentified Funny Objects 6 editorial team … Continue reading

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Secret Societies And Where To Find Them

When the original idea for the Steam universe first surfaced in a riverside bar in Quillan France, I was determined that whilst essentially a steam punk novel based around a disruptive discovery and its effect on Victorian society, the variations … Continue reading

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