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Theme It

There’s a hell of a lot to be got out of considering theme when you’re writing fiction. I’d argue that it’s hard to write something and it not have some sort of identifiable theme. A lot of the time, themes form … Continue reading

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Novel teasers, Horror Fiction, oh my!

Just a super quick post today, that I actually mean to post yesterday but didn’t have time to, *smacks wrist*, but hopefully you will see why. I had planned to do a post on theme, something I’ve been thinking a … Continue reading

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Growing Up…Or Not

Mine and my partner’s polling cards for the local election came through the door the other day. This prompted me to think about what a lot of responsibility this entails, which in turn got me to wondering whether I’m a … Continue reading

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‘Downtime’ – ‘Zero’ side-story and #FlashForFriday

If you haven’t read it here then you have probably heard me shouting from the mountaintops that my debut science fiction novel, Zero, has been accepted for publication and is due to be released August 2014. YES IT’S TRUE. THEY’RE … Continue reading

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Striking the Balance – Editing as Art rather than Science

Here’s a general update before I get on to my latest revelation about editing: Some writers I know like to focus on one project at a time, but I find it beneficial to have a few irons in the fire. … Continue reading

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DIY Writing – Writing Your Own WAy

I am still gearing up for an announcement which I hoping to be able to make next week which could change the course of The Path for good. I am aware I am in danger of building this up, but … Continue reading

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Something’s coming…

I’m just about stopping myself jumping up and down in my seat as I post this. I have some news and, man, I wish I could spill it all now, I do, but it’s not quite the time. So, watch … Continue reading

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All The Small Things

There’s a lot you have to get your head round as an aspiring writer: rules for structure, characterisation, style, voice, language, how to keep up motivation, how to get things done and on how not to get things done. I could go … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again – Novel Drafting and a new #FlashForFriday

Last year I was presented with an opportunity (that I really hope I can give more details on soon): about half way through June I was asked if I could get a novel drafted by October. Knowing I’d be daft … Continue reading

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Readers Hating Other Readers

Originally posted on Shannon A Thompson:
We live in an era of hate. Instead of praising our favorite singers, we are tearing down one that doesn’t even matter to us. Instead of leaving a 5-star review on one of our…

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