Write What You Know: Rebus, Bosch, Cannibals and Kebabs.

 When I first started writing again in 2011, after a break of 15 years, I heard people use the phrase – ‘write what you know,’ and until recently I don’t think I ever fully understood it. I do now, but the real meaning behind that nugget of writing advice is better put another way;           To […]

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From Disaster to a Dream Come True – Part 1 Getting an Agent

 Getting an Agent – Never Give Up. There is one absolute irrefutable fact that I can tell you about the process of trying to obtain literary representation. It is also the single best piece of advice I can give to anyone who is trying to land a literary agent. As some of you know, there’s […]

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On meeting your heroes and the verisimillitudes of Poo!!!!

Stephen King is probably the greatest living writer. If you read that statement and immediately thought it was wrong and such names as Martin Amis, Jonathan Franzen or Salman Rushdie sprung to mind, you would be well advised to stop reading at this point, have a lie down and then enjoy some herbal tea.  I’m […]

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Oh dear, dear me, this will not end well…

In case you have stumbled upon this blog looking for anything of the remotest value or worth, let me apologise right now, you’ve come to wrong place altogether. This is my first post, and, well…this might be as good as it gets, but I shouldn’t be too tough on myself. After all, I have little or no technological capability. Blogger […]

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