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Back Again. Preparing the Query Package

Back again and looking for an agent. Continue reading

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We’re All Just Arseholes!

Sometimes it is easy to forget who we are. I have just moved house.  It’s a stressful experience, but now we’re on the other side of it, it feels good.  But the writing has been interrupted, old routines broken and … Continue reading

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Writing.

Writing is speaking perfectly the second time around. Or maybe third, or fourth, or… hang on, I’m on edit six and it’s still looking far from perfect.  But you know what I mean. It’s strange though, that when I hear … Continue reading

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The Writer and Order.

So, creativity – it means you’re a free spirit, doesn’t it?  It means that life is just there and it just is what it is.  We’re writing to escape the humdrum existence and routine of the nine-to-five shit that just … Continue reading

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I Met Someone Else Today who Might (one day) Write a Novel.

The conversation went something like this: Person: Oh, so you’re a writer. Rob: Yeah, I’m currently trying to get my novel published actually.  It’s very hard; I mean, I spent hours writing the thing, and now I’m filled with half … Continue reading

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Digging out the story: The Novel is Unfolding.

The new novel that I’m working on is beginning to fall into place now; the characters are beginning to feel okay in the world that they inhabit and the story is beginning to bloom.  I remember Stephen King, in his … Continue reading

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To Self-Publish or not? That is the Question.

I have thought a lot about self-publishing; it seems like the only place where there is any hope left for the new writer; especially when you’re constantly bombarded with figures about aspiring authors, slush piles and first novel figures. It … Continue reading

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