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Self publishing: What I know now that I didn't know then

I've been quiet recently on the self publishing front, but I really wanted to give you all a quick update this week. Sometimes I do wonder if I choose quite the right times to publish novels? Think: Moving house (well, country in fact!),…

Part 4 of my Self-Publishing Journey: Changing Mindset

It’s been a little while since I’ve written anything about my journey of self-publishing. Unsurprisingly, this doesn’t mean nothing’s been happening. On the contrary, things have been bubbling away this end and the most important thing…
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Part 3 of my Self-Publishing Journey: The other side of the tunnel

In my previous blog charting part 2 of my self-publishing journey, I confessed that I had fallen out of love with my novel in quite a big way and that I was struggling significantly to move forwards with it. Well...I am pleased to say that…
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Part 2 of my Self-Publishing Journey: Confession Time!

Ok, time to 'fess up and give you the second instalment of how I've been getting on since I last wrote about my new adventures in self-publishing. (Click here in case you missed that post). First off, my 'beta reader', in other words, my trusted…
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'The past is never dead.' Inherited trauma in real-life and in my writing

"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner, from Requiem for a Nun Is it possible for behaviours to pass from one generation to another? We all know about genetic inheritance and the chromosomal DNA that is received from…
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Matala Snapshots: Then & Now and Title for Book #3!

Are you ready for some photos? Whenever I write, whatever it is - short story, poetry, some creative non-fiction or full length novel - imagery is always really important to me. I must have pictures in my head, not just vague images but I come…
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New Adventures in Self-Publishing

I’ll confess something straight off: I’m nervous about this. Well, let’s say nervous excited. It’s a new challenge for me and I’m not quite sure what to expect. I’ve never self-published anything in my life and the truth is, I never…
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The importance of scribbling ideas down & the musical backdrop to my third novel

Back in 2012, I wrote a very short piece for the London Literature Project. The idea was to create a fictional snapshot in exactly 60 words, focusing on a place in London at an exact time. I was living in Twickenham, a suburb of London next…
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Hey you Baby Boomers out there....I need your help!

The year is 1967, Summer of Love. US troops are multiplying in Vietnam and anti-war protestors are taking to the streets in larger numbers than ever before.  Skirt lengths are shortening and tensions heightening in Israel with the explosion…