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Stories emerging

I enjoy getting feedback on my stories. My latest 5-star review, solicited from a blogger in return for an honest review, was amazing, and just the latest review which has asked for/expected a sequel. I wonder if this is book…

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Two-Story Thomas†

I’m writing again. This is good, however I’m not writing the right thing. I have Novel #3 underway and its a good novel and every bit as weird and wonky as Mr Tumnal. The thing is the characters from Novel…

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Back On The Words

There is something quite special about being back in the writing zone. I’ve missed it. On the 27 July 2013 I finished my last novel, and since then I’ve been keeping my creativity going with editing Mr Tumnal, along with…

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First thoughts

So I’ve got 400+ pages of novel sitting before me on my desk. Some would probably call it wasteful resources to print out an entire first draft like this, especially as for the first time ever I intend to do…

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Digital self-publishing: for or against?

I find myself confused by this article on the so-called digital self-publishing debate. At the end of the article I am still none the wiser as to whether the writer of the article is for or against digital self-publishing. After…

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The illustrated eBook

I’ve been wanting to put illustrations to The End Of All Worlds for a long time. Actually I’ve always wanted illustrations in my books – the early ‘novel’, Ruins of the Old which I wrote aged 17/18 and submitted to…

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Chopping and Changing

The ‘first pass’ reading revising of Part Four is primarily for establishing where to subdivide it into (approximately) six chapters, and for refreshing my own mind over what actually happens in the chapter. It’s also useful for getting to grips…

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The Mill

Encouraged by the the response my earlier post, I have done the unthinkable, and posted the entire novel into a brand new Shepline mini-site (although I should be cautious to say that the only link to it is here in…

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Torn by the words

As I sit in front of the lcd screen, chapter five, up and on-screen, and ready for my imagination, I find myself torn. Yes, there are only, maybe, 20,000 words more to write: just one and a half more chapters….

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It’s simpler than I had thought

warning – brainstorming ahead – possible spoilers contained within It has been bothering me a while that when it comes to the ‘final conflict’ in Blood & Fire, however it’s occurred to me whilst making my Icelandic-inspired fried fish in…

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Can anyone remember…?

What was it that Hannah was going to write. She is alone in the school building at Hólar – Ben and Bjäkk are off somewhere researching their scientific theories – and she is about to write something. Something, as far…

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