It’s all in the edit. Andorra Pett Returns!

I’m not on the #OpenBook blog hop this week, for various reasons. Instead, I’m talking about what comes after the writing is finished. Just when you might think the hard bit is done, along comes the edit. Every writer needs … Continued

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Ego and Me, Blog Hopping.

It’s time for another Blog Hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Does a big ego help or hurt writers? According to my dictionary, your ego is your conscious mind, the part of your identity that you consider your “self.” If you … Continued

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Survive. Publication Day.

Survive is out today. As you might have noticed, I don’t indulge in lots of self-promotion but I thought that you might be interested to read a little of the background to the story. It all started with my novel … Continued

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Open Book Blog Hop. I’ve started…….

Welcome to another Bloghop, here’s this week’s prompt. Why would you, as an author/reader, abandon (stop reading) someone else’s book? A bit of a contentious one this week. Warning, there may be a small rant! Personally, I try to complete … Continued

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NaNoWriMo 2019. Part One, Preparation.

We’re taking a break from the Blog Hop this week. Instead, I’m talking about an upcoming fixture in many authors calenders. It’s nearly the end of August and my writing thoughts are turning to this annual event, where everyone who … Continued

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Blog Hopping. The Process.

Here’s another prompt from #OpenBook What is the most difficult part of your artistic process? An interesting question. Taking the whole thing, from a blank page to a physical product on a bookshelf (or an eBook on sale), which part … Continued

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Not the Saturday Rewind.

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In place of the Saturday Rewind this week, I’m advertising my latest Space Opera, Survive (The tale of Ballantyne Alysom). The novel will be published on September 1st, I’m giving you a chance to read the first chapter and pre-order … Continued

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Kryptonite, Blog Hopping

Welcome to another #OpenBook blog hop. Here’s this week’s prompt. What is your writing Kryptonite? Hmmm, another provocative question. And one with so many potential answers. How about Procrastination? Well, it’s true that I often start my writing day full … Continued

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Research, blog hopping.

Welcome to another blog hop, from #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book? This is a really strange prompt for me; when you consider … Continued

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The Agony and the Ecstasy, Blog Hopping.

Here’s this weeks prompt, from #OpenBook Does writing energize or exhaust you? A non-writer would probably think that writing was quite a benign activity. All you do is sit at a keyboard (or in front of a piece of paper) … Continued

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