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What do you do when you realise you are a terrible writer

Give up?  Start over?  Get a job stacking shelves in some shitty supermarket?  Turn into the dull, grey, dying-inside person you’re afraid of? I’ve spent all summer editing.  Both the third and fourth Fleet Quintet novels were already written but … Continue reading

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Very very very very very Gomenzi

I’ve started preparing FLESH FOR SALE as a .doc for Smashwords and find that every time I come round to editing/managing/preparing this novel, I find myself intrigued all over again by my blurb for V.GOMENZI.  It feels awfully self-indulgent to … Continue reading

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I’ve just popped back for my gun and then I’m going to shoot the fucking bitch behind the post office counter

Hate every motherfucker that’s in your way (MM)   All I wanted was something sticky.  A bit of Sellotape.  An address label.  Anything.  Usually the post office is quite obliging.  Often I remember to take my own Sellotape.  The problem … Continue reading

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Sci Fi Agents in the UK

With thanks to AJDalton, there are (and the W&A HB will confirm this) only fifteen sci fi agents in the UK.  They are: (Comments by Mr Dalton) i) Sheil Land (always reply), http://www.sheilland.co.uk ii) United Agents (rarely bother to reply), http://unitedagents.co.uk/ iii) … Continue reading

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Rejection

“I woke up today and wished for tomorrow I don’t want to be like anyone else I woke up today and wished for tomorrow I don’t want to even be myself”  (MM)   When you get your one millionth rejection … 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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Excuse me while I die with embarrassment

“I’m sick of immortality”  (MM)   You know that “duh” emoticon that bangs its forehead with a fist, over and over and over…?  That’s me.  J.Jarrold is a sci fi agent.  I picked him because he’s a sci fi agent.  … Continue reading

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