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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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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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A great night at the New Writing Showcase

Last night I was part of a writers showcase at the Glasgow West End Festival and I was able to read two of my poems at the event to around forty people. I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome three years … 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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Write something dramatic.

I am often asked by fellow writers how to keep ideas fresh and maintain interest in your books. Often, they are writing in a specific way that fits with their genre and sometimes, those “restrictions” are actually stifling the creativity … Continue reading

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What I do at the end of a writing session to keep the flow going.

As a writer I am lucky in that I can sit down in a disciplined way and write. I always have ideas and they flow onto the page without much trouble at all. One of the things I am sometimes … Continue reading

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