Monthly Archives: June 2011

Handy quiz: Are you a writer?

Do you ever wonder if you’ll ever make it as a writer? Do you dream of jacking in the day-job and scribbling your opus on a beach somewhere? Or if are you afraid that dream will never come true, and … Continue reading

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Down copy-edit crevasse

I like to think I know my way around a sentence. After all, I spend most of my waking hours reading or writing something (yeah, I’m really fun to be around). I have an English degree and am a fully … Continue reading

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Published in a year

Is it possible? Yes, it’s totally possible to write and sell a book in a year. To prove this, let me tell you a self-indulgent and possibly boring story. But go on, listen anyway. Today was the Writers’ and Artists … Continue reading

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The care and feeding of a writer

This week I acquired a puppy. He’s cute and cuddly. He has droopy ears that drag in his water bowl, a waggly tail, and a sweet face. He also has a wide range of needs and if they don’t get … Continue reading

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Some feminine tosh

A disclaimer: I write the following as a card-carrying feminist. I’m in the Fawcett Society, I’ve been to Feminism in London three years running, and I even have the T-shirt: So this is no Daily Mail-style shut-up-and-stop-whinging-girls diatribe. But I’ve … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Inkstains

Bit of a weird thing, having a public profile. Yesterday I discovered my book is available for pre-order on Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fall-Claire-McGowan/dp/0755386345/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1306932185&sr=8-2 despite the fact it doesn’t come out for eight months and I’m still editing. Scary, scary stuff. I’ve written … Continue reading

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