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#42 Preparing the first novel to be published

I’m rapidly approaching my first self-imposed deadline for the completion of my third novel so the first task of the day is to complete my self-imposed word count for that which is a painful process. I only hope that when … Continue reading

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#40 More re-writing

I am fortunate enough to have a handful of people to whom I can send my manuscripts and receive useful feedback of the kind that would cost me a lot of money if I hired a structural editor. The feedback … Continue reading

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#37 Sitting in a hospital waiting room

No matter how much a look after ourselves, which in my case isn’t very much, we inevitably feel a bit under the weather from time to time. Everyone knows that the GP is the first stop for any illness other … Continue reading

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#35 Forget your charger and other IT related issues

I do most of my writing on my mobile phone, I also have a tablet which I can use if my phone runs out of battery. I write on Google Docs which means I can access my work on any … Continue reading

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#34 Googling

I have a recurring dream in which the CIA or MI6 burst into my flat and pin me to the ground because I am a suspect in some investigation on the basis of some weird combination of searches I have … Continue reading

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#33 listening to podcasts.

Having already sent Living with Saci to four agents I’ve been finding myself becoming more and more receptive to the temptations of the world of self-publishing. I guess I sent my first few chapters to traditional agents because I sought … Continue reading

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#32 Check grammar

Are you sitting down? Yes? Good. You may want to have a stiff drink or some smelling salts at hand too. You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting to this blog lately and the reason that I haven’t … Continue reading

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