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Get Fearless. Go Public.

It’s so easy to give up on important things: Exercise. Writing a novel. There’s no real difference when it comes to commitment. Sometimes all you need is inspiration or threats…or fear of public ridicule.

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On Visiting Book Clubs

I recently read a Facebook post by an author I quite like about being told at a book club that her main character was “stupid.” She also noted that it is probably a good reason for not writing autobiographical fiction. There were a lot of supportive comments posted in response and some general good cheer… Continue reading On Visiting Book Clubs

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Lights, Camera, Action…The Making of a Book Trailer

When my novel was heading for a second printing, I was excited and nervous. Excited to know that sales had been good enough to warrant another run 3 months after the book’s debut, yet nervous: what if the first run was the limit of sales?  Just before Living Underground was published, my editor George Down… Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action…The Making of a Book Trailer

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The Next Big Thing

Thanks Michael Bryson for tagging me on this chain. To be honest, I have been tagged by other wonderful writerly types but wasn’t in the right space to participate. I am now, so apologies Phil Dwyer, Deepam Wadds and others who might have asked me to do this before. I recommend it as a wonderful opportunity… Continue reading The Next Big Thing