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2019 in review

2019 will go down as the year I took decisive action and achieved proper tangible results. Action started in February when I went to BradCamp, an inspirational camp by Brad Burton. This was a true eye opener. I realised that … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions, why bother?

So, here we are on day ten of the new year, or to put it more accurately, another day of your life. I bet most of you have already broken your resolutions and had the cake, the cigarette, the alcohol, … 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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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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Dealing with contractions, when word counts matter

I am sure that like many other writers we are given much the same guidance as others and one of the pieces of guidance is to cut cut cut and make your writing as sharp as you can, make every word … Continue reading

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First draft continuity errors, don’t panic – fix

I was reading through the first draft of a piece of work that has been sitting in a drawer maturing for a while when I came across a right howler of a continuity error. I mean a Biggie! It was … Continue reading

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The other essential writing tools

All writers know that there are some basic necessities that one needs in order to be able to write properly.  These are amongst others, a clear and tidy space to work, a notebook for all the book ideas and status/management … Continue reading

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