Monthly Archives: August 2011

Crossing the ts, dotting the is, squaring the circles, tying the loose ends….

I’m coming, I think, to the end of my editing process with book one (The Fall). We even have a cover, to be unveiled soon (I love it). What has surprised me about editing is just how long it all … Continue reading

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I had an opinion once, me.

I must apologise now, because I’m about to regurgitate words all over your screen. I have a lot of thoughts at the moment. They’re popping up faster than chickenpox. I have opinions oozing out of every pore, and thanks to … Continue reading

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How to Get Published 2: Read

By this I mean two pieces of advice.  First, read as much as possible of what you’d like to write. This is the easiest writing tip you’ll ever get, because A) in theory, as a writer you enjoy books, and … Continue reading

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Irrational Worries of the Writer

    It’s not a profession that lends itself well to mental health, writing. Look at poor old Sylvia Plath – she was only 30 when she lost her struggle against depression, and during a freezing British winter, put her … Continue reading

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