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Free short-story writing course

This free short-story course run by Toby Litt is great for anyone looking for some writing inspiration, or for those of us who are in quarantine (lockdown, if you prefer the sensationalist media terminology). If you’re ill, I wish you well. … Continue reading

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Litopia, and Rules That Aren’t Rules…

Hi! I’ve found a great site for writers called Litopia, run by publisher Peter Cox and contributed to by industry professionals. There’s loads of information and advice along with the chance to join the weekly Pop-up Submissions where you can send … Continue reading

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We Have The Technology

You’ve written the book. You’ve finished the rewrites, put it all aside for months and then read it over again. You decide it’s not too bad. Good, even. You’ll take a chance. So, you line-edit it, proofread it and send … Continue reading

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Uh Oh, She’s Back…

I apologise. Those of you who follow this blog may have noticed I haven’t been here for a while.  Yeah, I know – most of you’ll be shrugging, like: ‘Really, Dude? Didn’t even notice…’ 😀   That’s okay – I’m … Continue reading

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Courage

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”  Mary Anne Radmacher That reminded me of my writing, so I thought I’d pass it on in … Continue reading

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When The Dragons Came To Play

(For Findley – born 19.04.2016)                                                               The dragons came again today. They came in style, as dragons do. I thought they’d come to eat us up, But they just wanted to meet… you. The sky was filled with dragons’ wings And … Continue reading

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Wolf Winter

I am going to put up some fragments of my work over the coming months on a new page. I wrote Wolf Winter as part of my MA portfolio, when my tutor, Nicola Davies, who writes fantastic books about animals and … Continue reading

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The Magic of Storytelling

Who doesn’t love fairy tales?  From that lyrical “Once upon a time”, which tells us we’re entering another realm, to the “Happily ever after”, which we all seek, children and adults alike. Of course there are fairy tales with unhappy … Continue reading

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Make Profit Selling Your ebooks

More good news for established authors. Wuthering Ink – wutheringink.com – is a new Australian portal, set up by author and writing teacher, Sue Woolfe, along with other authors: Bem Le Hunte, Libby Hathorn and Louise Katz. Macmillan Publishing Solutions … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman Resigns From OLF

Iniquitous is a good word. I use it only when I believe something is very wrong, very unfair and, at the same time, reeks of dishonesty. So while I’m sorry to hear Philip Pullman has resigned as patron of the Oxford … Continue reading

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