Category Archives: On Writing

Please let me know what you think of the blurb for my new book

Billions of years ago, before the artificial universe, there was the Fleet.  Fleet personnel number 50 – mostly known as Dett – sees a spacial dissociation in Fleet space and realises the control sector is broken. She interacts violently with … Continue reading

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Dear 2016, What do you mean 2017 is going to be worse?

Trending on Twitter earlier this week was a “Dear 2016” line (not actually a hashtag).  One of the saddest was someone asking 2016 not to take Carrie Fisher, which it then promptly did, along with her mother.  The general idea … Continue reading

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Proofreading ULTRA yet again

When you see an error in a book traditionally published, you think, oho – shit editor.  When you see an error in a book self-published by the author, you think, oho-ho-ho – shit author.  This is just horrible! With the … Continue reading

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Why is it so hard to write a book blurb?

Does it ever get easier to write a book blurb?  At some point, after you’ve battled day after day, does something suddenly go “ping” and you realise how to string the words together adequately?  I’ve just written nine new blurbs … Continue reading

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What do you do when you’ve finished an enormous novel?

I finished my new novel mid-May and for a long time felt rather lost.  I write because I want to escape into a life that isn’t my own and with that escape gone, I had no idea what to do … Continue reading

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Caged: author review

One of the few Exodus stories that was relatively easy to write. Ester Slade turned up in my mind fully formed, right down to the ponytail. I found her voice quickly as well and could see exactly what she could … Continue reading

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How not to be an author…

My ten cents worth in someone else’s blog: How not to be an author….

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