Tag Archives: Living with the Headless Mule

#106 Giving books away – I need your help

In the same way that companies launching a new product will offer free samples, I offer free samples and sometimes full copies of my books in the hope that readers will like my books and then go on to buy … Continue reading

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#102 Choosing book covers for a series

One of the most important aspects of marketing a book is the cover but before the cover is designed, the blurb must be written. Writing a couple of hundred words for a blurb is a completely different skill than those … Continue reading

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#97 Worrying about Brexit

Yesterday, writers including Neil Gaiman, Marina Lewycka, Nikesh Shukla, Philip Pullman and John le Carré wrote a letter to The Guardian expressing their view that to choose Brexit is to lose.  They are encouraging people to vote pro-EU in the European Parliament elections. … Continue reading

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#90 Living with the headless mule

I have just typed the last words of the first draft of my fifth novel which I am tentatively calling LIVING WITH THE HEADLESS MULE. It is both a sequel and a prequel to my first novel LIVING WITH SACI … Continue reading

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#84 Why I am doing Nanowrimo this year

Back in 2015 when I finally decided that the days of procrastination had to end I decided that I would take part in the National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) in which participants attempt to write a 50k novel in 30 … Continue reading

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#83 Who the hell is SACI anyway?

My first novel, LIVING WITH SACI, suggested that one of the characters might actually be the mischievous character from Brazilian folklore, Saci.  But who is Saci? Just like the character in my book, Saci has one leg and is black. … Continue reading

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