Monthly Archives: July 2011

Transitions

I wrote this morning about how I became interested in transitions following my move from London to the English Midlands when I was almost nine years of age.  (Don’t worry, I didn’t go on my own; I went with my … Continue reading

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borders, margins, transitions

I’ve finally decided on a tag line which best represents what I want this blog to be about.  Borders, margins and transitions. Why these three concepts? I’ve always liked the ideas of borders, where one people and one culture bump … Continue reading

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Where do fictional characters come from?

I’m re-reading Joseph Conrad‘s Nostromo and in the prologue he tells how the idea for the protagonist first came to him.  In 1875 he heard about a man who had stolen a boat full of silver during the course of … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway

To celebrate my first three months as an indie writer I am giving away free copies of my books.  Any resultant reviews and tags will be most gratefully received. 5 copies of each of my titles are available.  To get … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Digital. Part 2 of my interview with David Gaughran.

In yesterday’s post I interviewed David Gaughran about how and why he wrote his book, ‘Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should.’  Today, I’m posting the second part of his interview.  The book is great, full of … Continue reading

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Interview with David Gaughran about his new book on indie self-publishing: ‘Let’s Get Digital.’

Before I start the interview, a little background to give a sense of how fast things are moving.  I published my first collection of short stories on Kindle on April 15 2011 and a historical novel a few days later.  … Continue reading

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My favourite writing place

I forgot to mention that I’d love to hear about your favourite writing place.  Please leave a comment on my blog.  I’ll give a free copy of one of my books to the three that I most enjoy. Later today, … Continue reading

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