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The story that must (never?) be told

I don’t know about other writers, but for me, for over two decades, there has been one story I’ve been trying to tell, one way or another, a story that won’t go away. It’s rooted deep inside me, a part … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block – Built from guilt bricks.

After my flood of productivity several weeks ago, it has been a relative desert in the creativity department. Part of this is the same old story, life getting in the way. The grey skies have given way to rare sunshine, … Continue reading

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Twelve thousand word marathon

I’m writing this with sore wrists and aching hands. Today has been a marathon day of writing, a rare day when all the factors needed to make me write well and effectively slotted into place. I woke early, after a … Continue reading

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin. . . .

I just spent a couple of hours sorting out my ‘goddess room’, which is the room where I keep my writing and which houses my desk. The desk, as usual, had disappeared into the morass of papers, books, journals, pens … Continue reading

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Writing my life . . .

Well, I’m back at the desk after a very lazy festive season, during which time I was able to rest both mind and body. This rest cleared the decks, so to speak, so that creativity could flow once more. And … Continue reading

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Contract!

This is it – my contract for my first novel

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Editing

Today I redrafted the novel I wrote for my PhD, specifically to meet the suggestions made by an editor who saw it in its original form. Well, I say today – really, I have spent months redrafting and trying to … Continue reading

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So – what do YOU want to read?

The whole process of writing is such a self-indulgent one, in many people’s eyes, it seems. If I say I am a writer then people ask me what I have written. So I tell them, three novels, two novellas, one … Continue reading

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To self publish or not . . . . .?

I have recently been considering whether to self-publish my books on Amazon, so that they can be read on Kindle as well as through printo on demand. Although I have high hopes that a real publisher will want the PhD … Continue reading

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