Category Archives: Fendrels’ Tale

The value of community for writers.

Writers know that writing is for the most part a solitary occupation. There we sit, in our den, office, shed or wherever doing the hard yards, knocking out the words. Line by line, paragraph by paragraph, page by page and … Continue reading

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Researching Publishers and Agents

Okay, so you have written that killer novel, had it beta read and copy edited and you have made it as good as you can possibly make it. Every word has a place and you are ready to send it … Continue reading

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Write something different.

Writing is a lonely task and for some of us to find that daily urge to write can be difficult. This can have a negative impact on the writer and the writing. This often happens in the middle of the … Continue reading

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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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Quiz show stupid answers, why you should be very alarmed.

The increase of young people showing their ignorance of the world around them and their complete lack of general knowledge should worry you. It should worry you a great deal. Why? Today’s young people are the tomorrow’s leaders of industry, … 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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