Category Archives: fantasy faery story

Submissions, why it is important to do your research.

All writers get to the stage where they think their work is “ready” for publication. For those of us who would love to get a publisher (or agent) to take us on, there are a few things that are essential … Continue reading

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The joys of free writing

Athletes of all kinds often say that when they are doing things automatically with freedom, skill, and success that they “are in the zone.”  Those of you who can remember back to Headingly 1981 saw two of the finest examples … Continue reading

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How to “unstick” your novel.

We have all been there, the initial rush of enthusiastic typing, the deluge of action and ideas has slowed down and every keystroke is now a painstaking test of character. You have reached the doldrums, your novel is stuck in … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Doing NaNoWriMo This Year

First up I want to say what a great idea NaNoWriMo is, it encourages people to write and we need more writers in the world than we do corrupt politicians and uncaring governments. But, I am not doing it this … Continue reading

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Managing serial fiction – the nuts and bolts

I am now writing my fifth book of a young adult series concerning the eponymous hero Jack Janson. At the beginning in book 1, Jack is a few days short of his twelfth birthday and now, in book 5 he … Continue reading

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Fendrel needs you! Beta readers.

Fendrel’s Tale volumes 1 and 2 are now ready for their final round of beta reading before they go off to the copy editor. Please drop me a reply with your contact details if you want to be a beta … Continue reading

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The variability of writing patterns

I have always, up until now, been a long haul writer. I am able to sit and write for long periods at a time and produce great daily word counts, frequently over 5,000 and often over 10,000 words a day. … Continue reading

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