Tag Archives: Editing

Doing the Ironing

I’m really enjoying writing this new novel. How long has it been since I said anything remotely like that? The past couple of weeks have been particularly intense as bit by bit I’ve picked away at what this novel actually … Continue reading

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Lessons in Editing

What a week! I threw myself into a lot of work this week, feeling that if I didn’t, I would lose the plot altogether. You can only go so long without writing, with or without a plan, because the part … Continue reading

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The Illustrated ‘Silly Poems for Wee People’ Edges Closer

Image: Chas Stramash The temperature was almost at freezing yesterday on the way to the day job. As good a reason as any then, to stop off via the coffee shop and warm myself up. I thought I might use … Continue reading

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Onwards and Upwards

Image: Civil Society If you don’t like the wind and the rain, the last couple of days will have been utterly miserable for you here in Scotland. If, however, you quite enjoy the sound and effect of the wind and … Continue reading

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Book Sales and Rising

Image: Blogspot Get Over It I felt absolutely downtrodden going to the day job yesterday and it was all down to the thought of missing that blasted Arab Strab gig. It got stupid when people were tweeting they had a … Continue reading

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Embracing the Digital Age

Image: GuerrillaGeek.com Ok, so very suddenly I seem to have a lot of stuff on the go all at once. Not that this is a bad thing, but I’m wary of the fact that with so many plates spinning at … Continue reading

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Hell Comes to Saturday

Image: paranormalknowledge.com A hellish start to Saturday, and an even more hellish end. There are no two ways about it. I knew I would be working at 6am for the day job, but it should only have taken half an … Continue reading

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