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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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Ohhh FFS!

Sometimes you just have to put your hands in the air and say “mea culpa”  or “you have me sir like a treen in a disabled spaceship”. Ten bonus points to anybody who can tell me where I lifted that … 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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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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The Final Chapter

Short and sweet this week. I have started the last chapter in the book. No, I stand corrected. I have started the last chapter of the first draft. Not so impressive, but strangely satisfying. I have got here. I know … 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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