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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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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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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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How social media can be a treasure trove for a writer’s creative ideas

There comes a time when a write has to commit to social media. It can be for a variety of reasons, mostly for exposure, connections, publicity and so on. On perhaps lesser known reason why a writer should be on … 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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Writers, what is it with book titles?

You would have thought that a simple thing like picking a title for your new book would be easy. Not a bit of it. In my case, it is usually a simple thing to start. I have a book idea, … Continue reading

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Submitting Manuscripts

I have often hear it said by writers that one of the biggest challenges they face is knowing what to send to an agent or publisher. I have some sympathy being one of those who are looking for representation and … Continue reading

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