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A LESSON IN CONFIDENCE

04/18/15

I was at the London Book Fair this week. I blagged my way in with a badge that declared me to be a ‘Self-Employed’ student writer at Imogen Clark at Home. No…

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THE PROS AND CONS OF SELF PUBLISHING

03/29/15

It’s like a labyrinth. You think you’ve found your way through and then you take a wrong turn and you’re lost again.What am I talking about?Getting published.Honestly, writing the flipping…

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS

03/03/15

I have released my baby into the big bad world… well, the first 50 pages of it.Someone kindly told me that Tinder Press, which publishes some of the people that…

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FIRST THINGS FIRST.

02/25/15

On Monday I decide to venture into the unchartered waters of the self publishing world.On Tuesday I spend inordinate amounts of time discovering things on the internet.On Wednesday I feel…

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DAY ONE….

02/23/15

I’m going to have to raise my game.I’ve been thinking about it and if I’m serious about this whole writing business, then I need to embrace more than just writing…

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A NEW IDEA

02/16/15

It’s there, tantalisingly close. So close that I can almost taste it on my lips, reach out and run my fingers down its spine, hold it close and feel its…

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THE NEXT STEP

12/27/14

Draft 1 of The Book with No Name is complete. In fact, I completed it a few weeks ago. Then I printed it out – all 248 A4 pages after…

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The Book with No Name

10/28/14

Titles are really hard. It’s bad enough coming up with the thousands of words that constitutes the story without then having to encapsulate the whole thing in one short phrase….

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Novel number 5 – all at sea?

08/20/14

So I’m 36,829 words into what I’m hoping will turn out to be my fifth novel. Almost halfway through maybe? So how’s it going? Well……1. I have a bunch of…

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Changing Schools

08/12/14

Child number 3 is between schools. Primary over and secondary not yet begun. Exciting times ahead.I remember the summer when I was 11 so distinctly. Our gang marauded around on…