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Why do I Write or Feel I Must Write?

Because it is very stupid. I could be doing a million other things, enjoyable things, non enjoyable things, things which could even make money. As

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6 Things I’ve Learned about Being a Published Author

My aim had always been to be a published author. I have achieved my aim. Now what? Writing a novel or two is the biggest

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REVIEW: BBC’s “Chinese Burn” appalling script, racial stereotypes, human detritus not diversity

Did anybody catch this on the BBC over the weekend? A terrible TV film about three Chinese girls in London called CHINESE BURN. The script

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The Brief Crowdfunding Pitch De-Brief

So you have pitched and now you are wondering how the hell did I do? 1. On the pitching letter. Make it pithy and make each

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EXCLUSIVE: Heart of Glass structural edit AND Cry of the Flying Rhino publication date

Doctor: So what seems to be the problem? Dude, I am not allowed to complain because I was and am a writer therefore I am already

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100% in 100 days: Crowdfunding my book “Heart of Glass”

Crowdfunding. Is. Over. The three big little words. 100% in 100 days. And the last 3%? Was the longest, shortest journey in the world (I

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Crowdfunding Week 5 – Keep Calm and Carrie Fisher

OK guys so for 24 hours I had to get away from London, the internet, social media, work, family, self marketing and of course this

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Heart of Glass 24% funded! Week One crowdfunding with Unbound

  Where to start? What nails? I have no more nails to bite. Come to think of it, no cuticles either. Where am I going

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My first NaNoWriMo

This year is the first time I am participating in National Novel Writing Month. I am doing this partly as a challenge and partly as

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Rejections and the Pound on the Ground

So I had two rejections today, both for short stories. Another for my novel pitch, four days ago. No thanks For those of you who are