Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ultra Submission

“pray unto your fears”  (MM)   Ultra is sent at last.  Many, many delays, almost all to do with the cover letter as I fiddled and edited and worried it until eventually it was as flat and as uninteresting as … Continue reading

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Book Trailer for Commences

I was going to head this blog “And God created the bloody stupid” because I’ve spent most of today trying to upload my dismal little video clip that I put together and failing repeatedly.  Windows Movie Maker was designed for … Continue reading

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Helpful comments on Cover Letters

I asked on Writers&Artists:  (http://www.writersandartists.co.uk) Cover Letters: the USP I’m struggling with a cover letter for an agent because I have been advised to add my “unique selling points.” The trouble is, I don’t have any. I haven’t published anything … Continue reading

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Selling your soul in a cover letter

“We are the nobodies…wanna be somebodies…”  (MM)   When submitting your work to an agent (forget publishers for the moment;  they’re not buying), not only do you have to send them your precious work – or a few chapters of … Continue reading

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Mister Maestro

“…I’m someone stupid just like you”  (MM) Last week in Waterstones, I asked for a bit of paper to write down book titles and they gave me a blank till print out, probably thinking I was going to go off … Continue reading

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Riding the Rollercoaster

“I’m someone else, I’m someone new…”  (MM) There is a drug some of my characters in Transference are forced to ingest which causes the usual mood swings you’d expect from a banned narcotic:  reading Transference seems to have the same … Continue reading

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Lost in Alter-Space…again

“but I’m just a pitiful anonymous”  (MM) Reading through my novel Transference with the intent of preparing for a new edit seems to be an exercise in murderous self-doubt and self-annihilation:  I’m tearing myself apart.  If I doubted my own … Continue reading

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