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How many words to write a day?

The idea for this blog has come as I sit at the back of my son’s after school karate class. One of the huge upsides of working for myself is I get to see more of my boy during the week, although having to volunteer (or more specifically being volunteered) to be the parent helper… Continue reading How many words to write a day?

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Giving birth

I thought writing was as simple as you think about something to write about and make up some people who do whatever this thing is. But it doesn’t always happen like that. Yep, sure I make up the characters, but then they seem to want to do their own thing. To get theological about this,… Continue reading Giving birth

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How did it come to this?!

My perception had always been that those people who write novels just woke up one morning with the idea for a book, which they then wrote, had published and, voila, they are now officially an author. Perhaps that has been the case for many but my experience had been quite different. I never knew that… Continue reading How did it come to this?!

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Finding an agent

When I first embarked on this new project, I did lots of research, bought the Writers & Artists yearbook, spent hours writing synopses and working out who to send it to. All to no avail. Most of the time, receiving a generic response back which made me wonder whether they were even being read. The… Continue reading Finding an agent

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The beginning

This is a brand new chapter for me and my family; having finally made a life changing decision to write full time. Keep coming back to find out about upcoming releases and check out my blog posts for ideas that I have for new books. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.… Continue reading The beginning