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My Funny Valentine

My funny Valentine I wonder if it has always been the case that love is the focus of most fiction. Creative, twisting plots, thrillers, tragedies, romance . . . all seem to be focus on the concept of love. Getting … Continue reading

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Taking it to the Next Level

Taking it to the Next Level Well, this has been a roller-coaster of a week. It started off with a January low, the post-festive energy dipping and the darkness and cold shrinking my world to the daily necessities. After an … Continue reading

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The Books in my Life – Old Favourites are Old Friends

I don’t know how it is for other authors, but my love of writing stems from my love of reading. I devour books, like a greedy child grabbing for second and third helpings, and like a child, I have little … Continue reading

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A Writing Life

A Writing Life I was driving home from work today, listening to the radio as I usually do on the way home. It’s at least an hour’s commute, made worse by repeated roadworks all the way through Swansea and out … Continue reading

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The Story You Always Wanted to Write – A workshop

In a few short weeks I will be offering a workshop at LFest, which takes place at Uttoxeter racecourse on 18th to 21 July. My workshop was born out of my own desire. I always knew, you see, that there … Continue reading

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The Elusive Story . . .or the One that [almost] Got Away

Back to work with a vengeance after more than two weeks off, I find myself inundated by the mundane, and at the same time, creatively inspired in new ways, a frustrating paradox of responsibility and the wish for freedom. During … Continue reading

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Twelve thousand word marathon

I’m writing this with sore wrists and aching hands. Today has been a marathon day of writing, a rare day when all the factors needed to make me write well and effectively slotted into place. I woke early, after a … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions, decisions

It is strangely anticlimactic to open the brown envelope and draw out the two sample cover art designs for my upcoming novel. The publisher has been as good as their word, and presented two different ideas. One aspect of the … Continue reading

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Dreams and Disasters

Do all writers dream? I don’t know. Certainly, I dream a lot – long, technicolour dreams with full surround sound, dreams where I cannot escape the feeling of being chased, or watched, dreams of people, places, houses. A recurring theme … Continue reading

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Writing my life . . .

Well, I’m back at the desk after a very lazy festive season, during which time I was able to rest both mind and body. This rest cleared the decks, so to speak, so that creativity could flow once more. And … Continue reading

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