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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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What is the difference between a short story, a long short story, a very long short story and a novella?

A matter of opinion, it seems.  Short stories are – apparently – 2000 to 15 000 words long, while novellas come in below 70 000.  This means that half the most famous novels ever written are actually novellas and my … Continue reading

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How to keep writing even if the world is exploding around you

Is it possible to write when it’s 30C by eleven in the morning?  In the centre of London?  It’s not so much the heat (although, really, it IS the heat) as the noise which accompanies it.  Every window in my … Continue reading

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