Monthly Archives: June 2012

First steps in planning my new novel

A few days ago, while lounging on the terrace, an image on a poster I had seen many years ago flung itself into my mind. I knew at once that this image would be the source of a new novel.  … Continue reading

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‘Artful’ #SampleSunday #Free today #Kindle #amwriting

Chapter 6 New Horizons The prisoners were taken out of the barracks and mustered along the quayside.  A party of Government officials appeared and, together with Lieutenant Bolt, passed up and down the line of men, studying their papers as … Continue reading

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David Gaughran on ‘A Storm Hits Valparaiso.’

Martin: Hi David and thanks once again for agreeing to do a second interview on my blog. My pleasure, Martin. Good to speak with you again.  Martin: Before we focus on ‘A Storm Hits Valparaiso’ I wonder if you could … Continue reading

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Lean and Hungry or Fat and Content?

I’ve just been watching a man on the beach.  He could have been me.  He was the same shape and weight, he had the same hair or rather lack of hair.  He chatted to some friends employing the same extravagant … Continue reading

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Finding new authors

I’ve been meaning to tell you about a site I love.  It is called literature-map.com and is a fantastic means by which you can find authors similar to the ones you like already. I guess in a way it’s like … Continue reading

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Part 2 of my new novel. #SampleSunday #amwriting #histfic Still trying to find a name for it.

No sooner had Alan and Simon stepped through the gates than they saw crowds of people lining the road, jostling for position closest to it.  The sheer numbers pressed them back until their legs were slammed up against a shrine. … Continue reading

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Using the Disney Strategy in Your Writing

Robert Dilts is one of the key thinkers in Neuro-Linguistic Processing (NLP) and a number of the tools used by business on a day to day basis owe something to him. I attended his Master Practitioner course in 2003 and … Continue reading

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