I’ve been trying to get Ben to do a guest post for a while but being a prolific writer, father of a baby and another one on it’s way and working full time he’s quite hard to pin down. I finally manged it. He is a member of the writing group I go to, a […]
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I have a friend who was an author, he traditionally published two books, pre- kindle then gave up, which is a great shame because they were great books. A while ago he was castigating me about my choice of names for my books. I do find thinking of names for my book hard. I started […]
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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 book is the story of New York during the Victoria era. It tells the tale of a father and son. The father Nathaniel, is a watchmage and it tasked with keeping all the human wizards and magical creatures in line. The son, Jonas is non magical and a policeman (I resisted calling him a […]
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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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A while ago a wrote a post about one of my minor characters I was very unhappy with, I have sub-consciously try to write Snape into my book and it didn’t work. I have finally got around to re-writing him, his part in the plot is still the same, he is responsible for, or at […]
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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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The other day I had a very strange experience. Like most of you I read a lot; I read great books, good books, mediocre books. I even read down right awful books. I often read a book more than once, I have lost count how many times I have re-read Harry Potter. What I never […]
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I’ve been working on my books synopsis which is surprisingly hard to do. This is what I have come up with it. Out of the blue Tybalt discovered he was a wizard. Suddenly from being a thief living on the streets destined for the gallows he had become an important player in a game he […]
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