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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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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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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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No Turn Left Unstoned

It’s review time this week as I take the plunge and pay for a professional editor to take a look at my first draft. 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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Every picture tells a story

Welcome back folks. A brief hiatus due to frolicking in the Palermo sun and we are back at work. The first draft is now at 40k and according to my most recent feedback….. The reader is beginning got see that … Continue reading

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All the World’s a Page

That rather snappy title has nothing to do with this weeks blog, which is slightly earlier than usual as the management and I are off to Palermo for a week to soak up the culture, the red wine and possibly … Continue reading

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