Monthly Archives: July 2013

Word counts, keep them at your fingertips with a spread sheet

Word counts can be a contentious subject for writers, with some being very word count orientated and very detailed in their record keeping while others are “whatever” with it, so long as they know the end number for the finished work. Me, … Continue reading

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The never ending trial of editing and proof reading

I don’t know if you are like me, but I have a great deal of trouble spotting the errors in my own work. I think it is to do with the way I read and by and large I am … Continue reading

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The writing Gods must be against me right now!

It certainly feels like it. Two things have happened in the last 12 hours that make me think I have pissed off the writing Gods right royally at the moment. Yesterday I committed a cardinal writers’ sin and with all … Continue reading

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“WRITING FOR YOU” releases tomorrow! What is the point of this writer’s handbook? Here’s the preface.

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TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY! My writer’s handbook, “Writing for You: A Novelist’s Guide to the Craft of Fiction” releases on amazon.com. The ebook version will be on sale for a…

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All of my blogs

Hi folks Just thought I let you all know that I have 5 blogs here on wordpress and although you may be aware of one or two, you may not know of all of them. There is this one http://www.fendrelstale.wordpress.com. … Continue reading

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Number plates and bill boards, more great resources for writers!

With a tip of the hat to Flanders and Swann from all of those years ago, one of the many obscure, strange and perhaps down right borderline insane sources of inspiration for names and places that I use are car … Continue reading

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When I am not writing, I am still being a writer

Since I got hooked as a writer and accepted that I am a writer, for good or bad, long or short, I am a writer because I have to write and I have stories to tell. Since that acceptance has … Continue reading

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Go to Court, a great resource for writers

I had the need recently to go to court a couple of times and sort something out. Nothing nasty, but sometimes things need to be ratified in Court so that you can move on. Oh my God! What did I … Continue reading

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Now I have a Facebook page

It had to happen sometime and today is the day. I now have a fully normal personal Facebook page. So please feel to drop by and let me know what you think. Looking to expand my horizons with writers everywhere. … Continue reading

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Flashes of inspiration, why it is so important to write them down straight away.

We all have them, and I am certain that we all have them at some of the most inopportune moments. But, unless you are driving or operating heavy machinery, you should write them down as soon as they fly into … Continue reading

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