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What to write in lockdown

I hadn’t planned to write anything this spring. I had been working on my short story compilation when the lockdown began and, doggedly, I’ve continued to put it together:  editing, doing a little rewriting, formatting, etc.  Quite a lot of … Continue reading

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What to do when your writing doesn’t write

Don’t panic.  Don’t despair.  Don’t run away and resolve never to write again.  Don’t let the ocean of failure to close over you so that you are forever drowning and wondering why it is you couldn’t be happy with just … Continue reading

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The Substantials

It was only after I started writing the Exodus Sequence series that I discovered that collections of connected short stories were already in existence.  Even Wikipedia has a page on this, calling them a short story cycle.  My reason for … Continue reading

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Landing on the Moon

I didn’t get to see the moon landings.  There was no television in Far Away Land and I don’t recall anyone mentioning it to me.  Such were the interesting people I grew up with. In the last week, however, I’ve … Continue reading

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Writing vs. Marketing

It’s a no-brainer for me.  I’d rather write than work on my marketing.  I’ve got loads to do and loads planned but the thought of it makes me feel awfully glum.  So instead of finishing that paperback I was formatting, … Continue reading

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REFLECTED ~ free giveaway

I’ve been saying “free giveaway” in various promotional strands all morning, realising wholeheartedly that the words are synonymous.  Oops.  Will anyone notice?  Aren’t giveaways usually free?!  I’ve taken the week off work to really push ahead on my new novel … Continue reading

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Exodus Sequence is published at last!

My new collection of short stories is published today!  Golly, it’s a thrilling feeling, no matter how many times you’ve done it before (not a lot, really….)  This is the first time all the Exodus Sequence stories have appeared together. … Continue reading

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Thought I’d try my hand at giving it away…

I know I’m new at this but you’d think Amazon would tell you when they decide to give you the choice of offering your book free for a few days!  I had no idea until I happened to open my … Continue reading

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Drowning in the Sea of Deceit

Free to read on my website at the moment is a short story called Drowned, part of the Exodus Sequence.  It’ll be the last story in the collection when it is published next year on 25th February – (click the … Continue reading

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I am made from gossamer and the wind is howling

I don’t think I’ve ever struggled to write anything as hard as “Experienced.”  I even wondered if I had writer’s block or if I just too stressed to write or was perhaps even all written out.  I thought I might be losing … Continue reading

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