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The price you pay for teeny tiny fonts

I have – miraculously – got the price down on my novel TRANSFERENCE and better still, it’s the sort of price you’d expect to pay for a paperback. One of the many cruelties about self-publishing (and that’s a long list … 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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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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V.GOMENZI is published today!

V.GOMENZI is my fourth novel to be published but it feels like the first!  I tried out the pre-order option on KDP and gave myself a month to promote it like mad, with the result that the 3rd of November … Continue reading

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Accidently got my new book published on Super Thursday!

I wasn’t trying to get V.GOMENZI published on Super Thursday – I didn’t even know the date!  I had dimly thought about it, but then decided it was a marketing gimmick that wouldn’t do me any favours.  After all, I’m … Continue reading

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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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Elation and Revelation

A loaded gun won’t set you free (Moby cover) It’s rare in a writer’s life that it happens:  a moment that is so beyond coincidence it would seem you are connected with the Truly Divine. Not to appear too slack, I … Continue reading

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