Looking back at 2019

At the end of December, it’s almost obligatory to look back over the year and consider what you’ve achieved. There’s a risk involved with blowing your own trumpet – but as it’s my website; I feel entitled to. If I … Continued

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Blog Hopping Everything must Change.

How did publishing your first book change your process of writing? To give you a little bit of context, my first novel, Freefall, was published in 2013. Writing a novel was one of the things I always wanted to do. … Continued

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Blog Hopping, Critical resources

What are the most important resources for writers? (Magazines, books, websites, etc.) I must confess to being somewhat confused. Clearly there are some important writers resources missing from the prompt. How about that most vital of resources, coffee? Not forgetting … Continued

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Blog Hopping, Please welcome Andorra Pett.

It’s been a while since we’ve done this. Interview one of your characters. Introduce them to a new audience or give existing readers new insight into their motivations. Way back in 2916 I wrote a short story, called Andorra Pett … Continued

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Blog Hopping, Giving up, Giving In.

What one thing would you give up to become a better writer? What? I need to quit one of my vices? Which one? Coffee, going out for lunch with my wife, fish and chips, cream teas, watching my DVD collection … Continued

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The last Saturday of NaNoWriMo 2019

Welcome to the last of this year’s NaNoWriMo posts. As there are five Saturdays in November this year, it gives me the chance to tell you all about this year’s attempt. And I can reveal that I’ve passed the magic … Continued

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Blog Hopping. To Market, to Market…

We’ve touched on this in the past, but it bears repeating. What’s the best way to market your books? This is an interesting subject. In the nearly seven years that I’ve been self-published, I’ve tried all sorts of ways to … Continued

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The fourth Saturday of NaNoWriMo 2019

To continue my series of posts about NaNoWriMo, this week I’m telling you about last year’s efforts. I had an idea for a Steampunk novel, in the style of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It would be set in the … Continued

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Blog Hopping. How long…, has this been going on?

With apologies to Paul Carrack. Welcome to another BlogHop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. How many hours a day do you write? How long on average does it take you to write a book? Before we begin, I had … Continued

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