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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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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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A great new thing, at last!

Have you ever had such a great idea for something that it completely fills you up and yet, when it comes to the nitty gritty something substantial is missing? I had an idea for something, about 15 years ago and … Continue reading

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My next venture!

I have been off blog for a while preparing and compiling my next non fiction work for writers. Having posted around 350 blogs in 15 months or so and over 200 on writing and writing tips it occurred to me to … Continue reading

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Scenes from a London coffee shop

I have moved on from breakfast and now sit a couple of blocks away in a poorly chosen café at south Kensington tube station.  I study with disgust the reheated scone and a piece of plastic shortcake on my plate that … Continue reading

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Selling your books to bookshops

Okay, so you’ve self published your own book and done it the old fashioned way and have hundreds if not thousands of copies in boxes filling every available space in your home. I know, I have been that writer. What … Continue reading

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Writers – there is plenty of room for all of us

When I attend writers gatherings of various sorts, I often hear other writers questioning whether there is enough space in the market for all of us. Naturally they are worried that saturation point will be reached and there simply isn’t … Continue reading

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