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Written on Apr, 23, 2014 by in | 2 Comments.

Everyone has a novel in them. Or so the saying goes. Friends and colleagues often approach me, often sheepishly, about their desire to write a book, or problems they are having in getting started. Well it’s fantastic news that you want to write a novel! Go for it. Here are just a few of the questions I’ve been asked. I …

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Written on May, 26, 2013 by in | 5 Comments.

A few weeks ago I had to design the huge, climatic scene for my latest book. Doing so had scared me for ages, and it’s amazing how long I can procrastinate for. I wanted every character from the book to play a part, thus tying together all the loose ends in what I hope will be an intensely satisfying finale! …

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Written on Jan, 27, 2013 by in | 2 Comments.

Well, all right, not the real world, just the world I am currently writing about in my second book. “Oh,” you say, disregarding the whole thing, but for an author this is a big deal. When it comes to planning, there are two types of authors: “Pansters”, so called because they write by the seat of their pants. They have …

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Written on Mar, 12, 2012 by in | 1 Comment.

I recently reached one of the many milestones that budding authors stumble across, the realization that even after completing our first book, we have only set foot on the long road to learning our craft. I see accomplished authors nodding their heads. I also see writers on their first book staring at me in terror. Say what now? You mean …

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