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Mr Tumnal: music as an inspiration

Mr Tumnal: music as an inspiration

Mr Tumnal has an eclectic taste in music. His music collection is entirely vinyl and (mostly) cassette, with some recent additions on CD, thus, Kathryn buys him an iPod which she has engraved for him: For your music collection and…

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Mr Tumnal’s Theme

Mr Tumnal's Theme

From the very first page of Mr Tumnal, you know that music is very important to Lewis/Louis and to his lives. How important you will have to wait to fully discover. With such importance you might expect me to know…

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The Seeds of a Story

The Seeds of a Story

Stories can come to the writer through deep consideration or through random chance. Mr Tumnal came to existence from the latter. As the acknowledgements in the front of the first edition, to be be published in just over two days time,…

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Words to give me a buzz

Words to give me a buzz

I’ve been getting some good feedback recently for Mr Tumnal, but this one that I got absolutely blew me away… Have been reading since about 9.30 this morning, have reached Chapter 10 of part 2 … it’s safe to say…

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An encouraging response

An encouraging response

So, yesterday evening I got the report back from the Beta read of Mr Tumnal. All writers, no matter how experienced they are, still get the same gut-wrenching fear when they let go of their latest work in progress to…

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Mr Tumnal’s ecletic taste in music…

Mr Tumnal's ecletic taste in music...

Mr Tumnal has an eclectic taste in music. His music collection is entirely vinyl and (mostly) cassette, with some recent additions on CD, thus, Kathryn buys him an iPod which she has engraved for him: For your music collection and…

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The End

The End

I first started writing the curious tale of Mr Tumnal during my honeymoon on 3 June 2009. A little over four year’s later, at 23:10 on Saturday 27 June 2013, I finished it. It is one-year to the day that…

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The End

I first started writing the curious tale of Mr Tumnal during my honeymoon on 3 June 2009. A little over four year’s later, at 23:10 on Saturday 27 June 2013, I finished it. It is one-year to the day that…

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Not writers’ block but a block on writing

I’ve been going about my life, going to work, cooking dinner, reading books, watching television… living my life, with my novel sitting beside me at all times trying to get it past the current (now most-recent) scene. All the time…

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Always on my mind

I’m enjoying being back with my story. I love it when my characters invade my every waking moment with their stories as they are doing at the moment. Of course it can be a slight problem in that I want…

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Reimagining the real


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Jericho, Oxford is a bohemian neighbourhood. It’s sought after and desirable for its community, attractiveness, and appeal, but when it features in Mr Tumnal Jericho is not quite bohemian enough. I’ve got to a part in the story when Kathryn…

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A Bigger Book

Plugged my current wordcount into the metre to be told that I’m 100% done. Umm, no… I’m close, but not that close. I’ve revised the word limit up for this novel up a bit. I guess I might as well…

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The Confidence of Creativity

Yesterday, after a day at work, it was still gloriously sunny (if a bit on the blustery and therefore cool side) and so I headed out into the garden to sit and write. The garden is such a nice place…

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Writing: something new

After the recent rains today had moments of perfect sunshine. When I for home from work it was too nice to not sit out for a bit. So I did. And I wrote. I wrote something new today. I don't…

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Writing Words

~ Still perusing ideas for You Were My Betty, I think that Charlotte’s dissertation might have been about aspergers and the autism scale. I will never know but it strikes me as likely that, like so many other artists and…

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