Posts made in March, 2015


18. Getting one thing straight


Posted By on Mar 10, 2015

Getting one thing straight – The known unknowns: Another thing no one told me was pick a genre! As far as I’d paid any attention I thought the prevailing advice was, write what you know. Or write what you read. Or was it choose your favourite author and emulate? The best advice, commercially, is see what sells and write that, with steroids. I haven’t had any creative writing teaching since GCSE English, so don’t ask me. I just wrote...

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17. Getting to the end


Posted By on Mar 10, 2015

Getting to the end – The unknown unknowns: One thing no one told me when I started out, or what I failed to ask because I had no idea I was writing a novel, was how to stop! To those of you out there who are struggling to finish a novel, I sympathise, but for me the problem was stopping. Like many writers I have an unpublished novel in the memory-stick equivalent of the dusty drawer. That first unpublished book ended up over 160,000...

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