Category Archives: my blogs

On the blog today, guest author Val Penny.

Today on the blog I am pleased to welcome fellow crime writer Val Penny as my special guest. About Val. Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly … Continue reading

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On the blog today, guest author Val Penny.

Today on the blog I am pleased to welcome fellow crime writer Val Penny as my special guest. About Val. Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

The last couple of months I have been busy on a number of things related to my writing and moving it forward. I have done an online course on how to pitch to an agent and found a great deal … Continue reading

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Scenes from a park bench, part 2

It’s a more peaceful day than it was last week because there are fewer gulls and pigeons flying about. A gentle breeze caresses my face as I sit and watch a courtship ritual between 2 pigeons that ends in a … 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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