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Writer’s holiday?

A busman’s holiday is one that involves doing the same thing that you do at work. Maybe writers are a bit like busmen—however hard they try they can never really leave that essential part of themselves behind. We’d had a … Continue reading

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Taming the ‘wild child’

Bestselling author Wendy Robertson calls it the ‘wild child’. A good name, I think, for the impulse a writer draws on for the first draft of a new novel. Wendy herself does her first drafts in longhand, with pen and … Continue reading

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A Kind of – Ending?

At long last! After almost two years, every one of my out-of-print back titles has at last been scanned, edited, sometimes revised, and finally converted to ebook format. All 19 of them are now launched in the Kindle store, along … Continue reading

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A long time to write…

There are a couple of questions writers are often asked – ‘Where do you get your ideas from?’ and ‘How long does it take you to write a book?’ The first question has no definitive answer – except ‘I don’t … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

It all comes back to me now. It’s not just the story you revisit when you edit a novel for conversion to an ebook. It’s also the emotions, thoughts, experiences, everything that was tied up with the writing of it. … Continue reading

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