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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 POV edit.

As writers we are always finding things to tinker with in our work before sending it off. But, as I have found to my own cost it is not the number of times a piece is read, it is what … 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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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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Scenes from a coffee shop part 7

It has been a troublesome journey from the Southside to Glasgow University, full of suicide pedestrians jacked into the hand held devises and cyclists without helmets. On University Avenue the road was backed up both ways and a range rover … 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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The “final” edit

There comes a time when you have read through your precious manuscript so many times and dealt with all of those little things that all you are doing is tinkering and not making changes that are productive. I am at … Continue reading

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