O.K. that was a bit of a lie. I’ve not completely finished. What I have done is finished the re-write/edit. When I started, it was a mere slip of a thing with 63K words now it has a mammoth 98K bulging (I hope) with sub plots, read herrings and hints of what’s to come. So, […]
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I’m sharing this with you without the need for you to pay me money, give me your e-mail address or take a four-part course. 1. Write a few hundred words happily tapping away knowing that Dickens will be worrying his crown is under threat. 2. Do a quick edit the following day, a little bit […]
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I have finally decided after a lot of indecision and faffing around to split up. Not with my lovely wife of course but my book. I had sent it away to an author friend of mine who has given me some very useful structural feedback. I have now taken the plunge and split it in […]
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I’ve not blogged about my book for a while so thought I would treat you all to an update. I know you have all been on tender hooks worrying about what’s happening. Well at least that’s what I like to pretend. I have sent part one off for a second opinion, I know it’s not […]
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I’ve done it I have finished my book. Well not quite, I’ve finished the first draft. 90554 words of it. The last chapter proved to be a bit of a pig and I’m not that happy with it at the moment but it will have to do. I was trying to remember when I started, […]
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This is another one of those writing questions I worry about too much. I was advised not have too many and certainly not have a room with more than three in. I’ve managed to break both rules, my book has quite a few and in one scene I have a meeting of eight heads of […]
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Don’t worry I’m not feeling depressed or anything I just thought I would write my bucket list. It might have something do with my birthday last week. So in no particular order; Finish my book! Get my book published Get at least one 5-star review, from somebody I don’t know Visit Athens Visit Rome Live […]
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Yes, I’m sorry another post about the new year you have probably read 10 already, feel free to skip mine, to be honest it’s not my best work. I generally try to look on the positive side but even I have to admit this hasn’t been the best year. There have been some high points […]
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This is unused but definitely still loved. It’s my special addition Harry Potter books 1-4, a present from my dad. It sits on a shelf with my other Harry Potter objects, including my house glasses, Hedwig and wedding card from Emma Watson (yes she sent me a card on my wedding!). I no longer read […]
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I had a go at writing what I thought was a synopsis but turns out was the blurb for my book. I was told it wasn’t catchy enough and in the wrong tense. I’ve had another go at it. I don’t find them easy to write but here is my second attempt at it. Tybalt […]
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