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Writing Novels & A Giveaway!

If you want to write a novel (are you mad?), Curtis Brown are running a free webinar on 4th November 7pm – 8.30pm on that very theme. ‘Your Novel: How To Get Started‘ is currently full but they’re trying to … Continue reading

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Sending Your Work Out

I am feeling fragile today. It’s completely self-induced, do not pity me. We had friends round last night, I went to bed at 2.30am and I have a hangover. Yuck. It’s such a waste of a lovely Sunday (and what … Continue reading

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Edit. A Four Letter Word?

Since I last wrote I have been working on ‘structural edits’ of the novel. Yes, this is still the first novel! (Not the second, as someone asked me the other day. Oh, if only….!) I know this might seem strange. … Continue reading

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I Got A Book Deal! (And 3 things that helped…)

FINALLY, finally, I can tell you that I have signed a 2-book deal with HQ Digital (Harper Collins). Squee! Eek! and other words of excitement. I have known about this, of course, for a little while (sorry) but I was … Continue reading

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Cringeworthy Fiction Required!

Hello! So much to do (who ALLOWED me to start watching MAFSUK*?!) and so little time, so just a quickie from me tonight. Miranda Dickinson Mentoring Opportunity Firstly, you might like to know that novelist Miranda Dickinson is running a … Continue reading

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Horsing Around

I have been off gallivanting again since I last wrote (for the last time this summer, honest!) Last weekend we were in Newmarket and while we were there, we had a tour of the National Stud. Among all the beautiful, … Continue reading

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Messing About On The River (Dart)

Since I last wrote, a couple of weeks ago, what a lot has happened! So, please excuse the all-over-the-placeness of this post but that’s ‘where my head’s at’, as the young people say. Devon-ly I’ve been on a mini-break to … Continue reading

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Workaholic? I wish!

Last Saturday I attended the RNA’s annual conference (on Zoom) and the first of many excellent talks was an interview with best-selling novelist Dinah Jefferies, on ‘Building Writers’ Resilience’. Dinah, by the way, didn’t start writing until she was 60 … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Simon Whaley (+ BOOK GIVEAWAY!)

Today, I’m welcoming my writing pal Simon Whaley to the blog! It’s not the first time he’s been featured! Back in 2012, his was the first guest blog I had on here. Wow, a lot of water has gone under the … Continue reading

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A Summer of Football

The winner of my E D Thompson book giveaway has been chosen by random wheel name generator and – as you can see – it was Karelann. Well done to her! But, if you entered and didn’t win, all is … Continue reading

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